May 6th, 2008
11:42 AM ET
11 years ago

Polls: Clinton and Obama each in store for a win?

 Clinton is ahead in Indiana while Obama is up in North Carolina.

Clinton is ahead in Indiana while Obama is up in North Carolina.

(CNN) - As voters go to the polls in Indiana and North Carolina, an average of the latest surveys in both states suggests there will be a split decision between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in their battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

A CNN Poll of Polls in North Carolina out Tuesday morning indicates Obama is ten points ahead of Clinton, 51 percent to 41 percent, with eight percent undecided. That’s up by two points from our poll of polls Monday. Obama had been up by double digits until this weekend, when the race in North Carolina tightened up a bit.

The CNN Poll of Polls in Indiana suggests that Clinton up by four points, 48 percent to 44 percent, with eight percent unsure. The race in Indiana had been a dead heat until Clinton opened up a small lead in Monday’s poll of polls.

The CNN poll of polls is an average of the latest surveys in each state. Since it is a compilation of multiple surveys, there is no sampling error.

187 delegates are at stake as voters in Indiana and North Carolina cast ballots. It is the largest catch of delegates left this primary season, which ends with the Montana and South Dakota primaries on June 3. Going into Tuesday’s contests, Obama holds a lead over Clinton in delegates won, states won, and the popular vote (excluding Florida and Michigan, which broke party rules by moving their contests up to January) and in primary and caucus victories so far this year.

soundoff (383 Responses)
  1. Bill

    Mike,
    Thank you for showing the world the Klan is still alive (White Guilt Moron). Can you mix a lil drano with your Kentucky Bourbon?

    White Gulf Vet.

    May 6, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. Tony Z- MD

    For Mike,

    Many African Americans support Hillary in the beginning because she was known. African-Americans have gotten to know Obama and truly see Hillary. She has been trashing the African-American vote since SC. It is going to be hard to get it back.

    It is not about white guilt. It is about what is RIGHT for America. Many whites are intimidated because of the gains of African-Americans. Why? It like playing sports everyone wants to hold on to their lead.

    May 6, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  3. elvispresley

    »»GO great Obama! DEFEAT that ANNOYING Hillary "FAKE" Clinton!...People in Indiana :- Do NOT waste your precious VOTE! VOTE Obama,of course. NO MORE Clintons in the White House!...ENOUGH of Clintons!!...Go Obama!...

    May 6, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  4. southcarolinadem

    Still nothing about Obamas superdelegat gains yesterday? SHAME ON YOU CNN, YOUR BIAS IS CLEARLY VISIBLE.

    May 6, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  5. Hillary

    well, in order for Hillary to catch up to obama, she has to to win by 79% in all remaining contests, we not going see this in Indian or N.C today. Hilary must drop out. enough!

    May 6, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  6. Kathie Williams

    Obama will win both!

    Hillary go!

    Democrats rally!

    Let's win this thing!

    "Super Delegates" earn you name and VOTE NOW take Obama over and above the needed numbers.

    May 6, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  7. Brian

    Yay. Everyone's a winner! Maybe we can do this until 2009.

    The media sucks.

    May 6, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  8. Appalled

    Mike,
    although you should appalled at yourself for your inflammatory and racist slurs with regard to Obama supporters, it is nice to see that HRC's supporters are getting nervous enough that they need to focus on racial issuesand outrageous comments ,far from the issues.
    Thanks for helping our cause!
    OBAMA '08

    From Chris
    By the way, I am white Anglo-Saxon Protestant...

    May 6, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  9. J - East Windsor, CT

    CNN: "Hillary Clinton appears to have taken a clear lead in the crucial primary state of Indiana..." Clinton leads Obama in the STATE by 4%

    CNN: "On the national front, Obama holds a slight edge over Clinton..." Obama leads Clinton NATIONWIDE by 4%

    Welcome to the Clinton News Network, CNN!

    CNN, this extended primary race must be making wonders for your ratings for you to keep it on life support like this. Shameless.

    May 6, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  10. LF of NC

    Hillary Clinton is finished......finally!

    GOOOOOOOOOOD – BYE!!

    OBAMA 08

    May 6, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  11. Anonymous

    CNN you are one of the few news networks I watch religiously. Unfortunately you have fallen into the same trap as all other networks. Originally when Clinton was the presumed candidate you looked for news stories about a fresh upstart with a message of unity: Obama. You were rightly taken in with the charismatic style and rational thought of the man. He represented everything that politicians have been trying to become since time began. Once the upstart pounded down the juggernaut of the Clinton presumed primary win, you couldn't really pour Obama into a sound bite. He talks in a circular style that requires you to have the whole message in order to figure out its meaning. The golden boy of political news coverage soon became quite a liability to the networks as you really couldn't get a good story out of his candidacy. Fortunately there was a new upstart: Clinton.

    With her presidency hopes fading she was able to open up a little more to make some grand appeals and really hammer home her message that she is the better candidate. She plays politics by the rules of the sound bite (which can be useful) and allowed the news networks to continue their coverage and keep their high ratings. By always spinning the contest in favor of the underdog coverage can be increased and, quite possibly, the race can be lengthened by swaying popular votes. I hate that news has come to this. All three candidates (yes, gasp, McCain included) are incredible human beings that are each deserving of our vote. The real question is who's policies do you believe will get you the best living situation?

    Don't make emotional appeals. None of these candidates are saints, none of them are daemons. Each honestly wants what is best for the country, they just have different viewpoints. Pick who you want. Any of the three will be better than what we have now.

    May 6, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  12. elvispresley

    »»Hillary "FAKE" Clinton is NOT good enough to be President.Go Obama.

    May 6, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  13. Democrat, NC

    This is not only an important election for America, but for all of the world. Given Senator Clinton's remarks to attack Iran, we see what her foreign policy will be like.

    People of NC and IN, do the right thing for your country and for all of the world: Vote for Barack Obama!

    God bless America and the world.

    May 6, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  14. smalksy, Bibbingham, MT

    the only thing more hideous than mccain are the fools who want to ruin my small business and the economy of the country with higher taxes. vote mccain.

    May 6, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  15. Ed in NY

    if there is sampling error in individual poll surveys, then there is sampling error in the average of all of these polls with sampling error.

    CNN: you need to know your theories of statistics!!!

    Obama '08 will win both states anyways...

    May 6, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  16. Dana in north Carolina

    I know the people of Indiana are smart enough to see past a promise that can't be kept by someone who does not have the nomination yet to lower gas prices. Keeping in mind that She would not take office until January 2009 If she won the election.

    May 6, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  17. sue

    HIlary can't change big oil. BEsides it's too late for congress to vote on such a measure. what a sly tactic

    May 6, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  18. Tony, Mocksville NC

    Well, for once our votes may count for something. My wife and I were numbers 12 and 13 at our polling place this morning and I am encouraging everyone who can vote to do so, regardless of who they cast their lot with. Go Dems:)

    May 6, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  19. MO in NC

    NO to vote pandering and political gimmicks !
    NO to cowboy diplomacy and washington as usual !
    NO to manipulations and Sniper Fire !
    YES to true judgement on IRAQ !
    YES to a new, principled, and non-partisan dynamic in Washington !
    YES to honor, and uniting and transcending race and party !

    Lets Get Real, and Close the Deal !!! Obama.

    May 6, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  20. Paul

    Congratulations Hillary. You've done more damage to the Democratic party than John McCain ever could hope to.

    May 6, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  21. Ed in NY

    if there is sampling error in individual poll surveys, then there is sampling error in the average of all of these polls with sampling error.

    CNN: you need to know your theories of statistics!!!

    Obama '08 will win both states anyways...

    May 6, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  22. elvispresley

    »»The great Barack Obama already WON the Democratic nomination. GOODBYE Clinton(s)!!...Go AWAY!...ENOUGH of LIES!...ENOUGH of FAKE smiles!...ENOUGH of Clintons!...Go Obama,defeat that DULL ,TIRING woman!!...Bye Bye Clintons!!...Aaaaaah!...

    May 6, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  23. kristine

    GO HILLARY>>>>TEXAS LOVES YOU>>>>>>

    May 6, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  24. Emeka, Florida

    Meanwhile, if Hillary looses either of the states, NC and IN, and doesnt drop out, then i can conclude her aim is to damage Obama and finally take up a VP slot with Mcain. Else, there is NO reason to continue, except also, she wants the campaign to continue so she could pay off its debts.

    May 6, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  25. Sue Z

    I'm a white woman. I am supporting Obama. This is not white guilt. This is not jumping on the band wagon. This is a vote AGAINST the ridiculous politics of recent history that puts power and money in the hands of corrupt individuals who are only out for personal glory. This is a vote FOR a change back to the days of the public SERVANT who listened to the people, used logic, and voted conscience rather than for money.

    In my opinion, Hillary is looking for power, and she is using the corrupt and devious nature of current politics to help her gain ground. Obama and McCain are looking for a change in the political process.

    We need strong leaders, but leaders who work for US and not for other countries or lobbyists or corporations.

    Go Obama...and if not him, McCain.

    May 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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