February 6th, 2008
03:27 PM ET
15 years ago

Obama, Clinton separated by 0.4 percent on Super Tuesday

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/06/art.obamaclinton.ap.jpg caption="Of all the votes cast Tuesday, Obama and Clinton are separated by a razor thin margin. "]NEW YORK (CNN) - Just how sharply are Democrats divided between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton?

Of all the votes cast on Super Tuesday for the two candidates nationwide, they are only separated by 0.4 of a percentage point.

By midday Wednesday, 14,645,638 votes were reported cast for either Obama or Clinton on Tuesday. Clinton had won 7,350,238 of those votes (50.2 percent) while Obama captured 7,295,400 votes (49.8 percent).

Most precincts had reported 100 percent of their votes by Wednesday, though some districts had yet to complete their count. Many of those votes are in in New Mexico, where CNN has yet to declare a winner, and in California, where a sizeable number of absentee votes have yet to be tallied.

- CNN's Adam Levy

Related: Watch CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser analyze what's next for the candidates

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Tim

    Yes we can? Do what? What a bunch of fluff and dramatics. I give him an A+ for showmanship. But what is he really going to do for the country. Change? Change we can believe in? What change? Really what is he going to do? Specifics not drama or emotion. Our country is in bad shape now because of drama and emotion. Give me some substance instead of a smokescreen.

    February 7, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  2. Lisa- Greensboro,NC


    You took the words right out of my mouth. He is so caught up in the hyp that the Kennedy's and Oprah are preaching for him that he has no clue to how to follow up on the issues. This whole flap about a movement of change is going to bite a lot of people in the end. I say force him to do the debates so the rest of the states facing a primary can see for themselves before its too late.

    February 7, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  3. joanna

    Yes we can, can what? what is the "yes" that we "can" do? Can't Mr. Obama just commit to whatever it is he wants to change?

    Wow, I like what Tim has said. I have been trying to find out, myself, what is this mysterious "Change" about. I feel that Obama's campaign is alot of smoke and mirrors, kinda of alot of what we have been getting for the last 8 years.

    February 7, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |