September 11th, 2007
06:00 PM ET
13 years ago

Clinton holds strong lead over Obama

Clinton remains on top in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - New York Sen. Hillary Clinton remains the clear national frontrunner over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic race for the White House, according to a new CNN-Opinion Research Corporation poll released Tuesday.

Clinton garners 46 percent in the latest poll, while Obama stands at 23 percent. A similar poll in August had the candidates in virtually the same position, with Clinton at 44 percent and Obama at 24 percent. (See full poll results [PDF])

Meanwhile, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards comes in third at 16 percent, the exact same number he registered in August. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is now at 5 percent, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich is at 3 percent, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden stands at 2 percent, and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel registers 1 percentage point. Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd registered less than 1 percentage point.

The poll, conducted on September 7-9, surveyed 456 registered Democrats and carries a margin or error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

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soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. JimmieFromDaytonOhio

    I wonder if Hillary will be able to campaign while she's out on bail. Does anyone know?

    September 12, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. Murphy, Los Angeles CA

    Yes, Hillary is intelligent and a good senator, but a "foreign policy expert"?!? Based on what? Her vote for the Iraq war? Her "experience" as First Lady? Her stint on the board of WalMart?

    "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth." – Lenin

    Aren't you sick enough of politics being that way?

    Barack Obama is upfront, truthful, and brilliant, and is the concensus builder this country needs. His decades of real experience as a federal and state legislator, constitutional law professor, civil rights lawyer, Harvard Law Review president, and community organizer, along with his incredible judgment and insight, make him a real world leader, the leader this country needs to end the games in Washington.
    I Am Fired Up!

    September 12, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. BCNU purple state, usa

    To Lyons, Steve (1 each)

    "If you're lucky, any stupid religious conservative nominated by you elitists
    will only lose as bad as Goldwater, the last real conservative.

    Goldwater lost in a landslide.
    you're damn tootin' we need a woman – especially one as intelligent as Hillary Clinton.

    If you'll take some time to look into your favorite female candidate's past, you'll see she worked on the Goldwater camapign. She was also president of the Wellesley young Republicans.

    You may say, well she finally saw the light!
    I say she probably still doesn't know who she is, and we can't afford to have her find out on OUR watch.

    September 12, 2007 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  4. Sérgio, Porto, Portugal

    Hillary is very good at politics and at handling a campaign. Meaning, she rarely says anything extreme, trying to be classy by saying things like "well, we need to be strong and act strong"... I just don't like those kind of games!

    Obama seems to me a much more natural guy. Intelligente and with common-sense. After all, isn't good judgement the basic requirement for a President?

    OFF-TOPIC: I must say I am astonished to see some of the comments in this blog. "Most advanced economy", "only superpower left", "land of freedom" god are American people aware that there are more countries and continents? The "old continent" has a lot of good things to offer and well, we know who owns the majority of the US public debt don't we?

    September 12, 2007 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  5. Ron Nebraska

    Lance.....I have to say your recent post here was just amazing! If only more voters were half that intelligent we could be on our way to sanity.

    September 12, 2007 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  6. Imani De la Perez

    What a surprise that the Clinton Now News Network conducts a small sampled poll and Clinton wins.

    CNN has lost all credibility with me, because of your biased unbalanced so called coverage of the campaign. Soledad Obrian was very rude to Senator Obama, very rude...she introduced him as if he were the warm up act for Clinton and brashly cut him off as he was wrapping up a point.
    Rick Sanchez overspoke a particpant who was praising Barack during an after debate analysis. Any campaign news that you present, ALWAYS ALWAYS begins with Clinton and she receives more coverage than any other candidate.

    Clinton has not submitted her earmarks, Senator Obama has. Your level of journalistic integrity is in the toilet. The American public deserves better and it would be laughable if this (and all) elections
    were unimportant.

    I would like to see the questions, hear the tones and listen to the inflections as you survey respondents.

    SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU Time Warner and NY 1.

    September 13, 2007 02:14 am at 2:14 am |
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