February 25th, 2008
04:30 PM ET
14 years ago

Poll: It's all tied up for Dems in Texas

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/02/25/art.obamaclintonpoll.ap.jpg caption="Obama and Clinton are deadlocked in Texas, a new poll shows."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a statistical dead heat in Texas, according to a poll released eight days before the state's crucial presidential primary.

In the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Monday, 50 percent of likely Democratic primary voters said Obama is their choice for the party's nominee, while 46 percent backed Clinton.

But taking into account the poll's sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for Democratic respondents, the race is a virtual tie.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • Texas
soundoff (250 Responses)
  1. JOHN


    February 25, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  2. Jasmine

    I hope that Texas doesn't fall for a guy with about as many skills as Mr. W himself. He has no plan and no actually ability to make change. Anybody can list things that need to be fixed but who can actually fix them?

    February 25, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. Marina

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest one of all? Every time Hillary asks the answer is always......"OBAMA." Hillary runs around poisening more apples and darts, setting nets and traps and waits for Barack to take a bite.

    Its getting ugly Hillary, and you started the slinging from the start (she can dish it out but she can't take it.
    GO Barack!!

    February 25, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  4. Jane, MD

    Day 1: "It is an honor ......"
    Day 3: Shame on you…, meet me in Ohio."
    Day 4: Sarcasm…

    Is this a multiple personality issue or a hormonal inbalance issue?
    Whatever it is, we need a stable Commander in Chief. Not someone who would push the red nuclear button when she is 'upset'

    Sen Obama sure is cool under pressure.

    I really have had it with Sen Clinton.

    February 25, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  5. Hawaii Dems

    Like trying to hold back the tide Hillary

    Obama 08

    February 25, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  6. jack

    Yes, Go OBAMA, no matter what the say and the pictures they show I see a superhero in you that will crash all US enemies and will cast a spell that will make us live hapilly ever after. I dont care if you are a closet muslim or not I just need to believe you are a superhero, just as in the movies.
    Wake up time!!!
    No he is not superhero he is not the reincarnation of JFK. Yes its a normal gesture for presidents and first ladies to wear cotumes from other countries, but Hillary was a first lady, Obama is just the illusion of a superhero for small minded americans. If you dont wake up by yourselves the future will.

    February 25, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  7. Luchey

    Can't believe how close this is.. but question havent they both especially Hillary hurt the Democratic Party, she's loaded McCain's gun with bullets already against Obama if he wins March 4.. No Doubt he'll use her comments against him, hopefully she joins him or he joins her once this is resolved

    February 25, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  8. Leonardo

    Go, go, go Hillary!!! Don't give up !!!

    February 25, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  9. JOHN


    February 25, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  10. Mike

    Ugh! Guess Cowboy hats are larger than brains!

    Go Hillary!

    This is so surprising, wake up people.

    "Change, Change... Change" more like Blah! Blah! Blah

    February 25, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  11. Daniel Austin tx

    gregory davis the comment you make at top are crazy. Hillary is right person for the job. All we hear Obama say is we need change. Please let me know change.

    Rationale the comment you make are crazy to. McCain will beat Obama in Nov. All he can do is give a speech.

    Tom please don't comment about people who are behide hillary.

    Terry For Texas Obama is not ready lead American.

    andrew jones please stop crazy talk. You hate hillary becuase of Bill.

    People pay attention to the issues, not the actual vote tally til it's over.

    February 25, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  12. skd

    caucus states attracts activists mainly and they really dont matter as they dont reflect the will of the people according to hrc.well texas happens to be a caucus state so........................??

    February 25, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  13. si

    Well, we calmed Britney down by giving her time with the kids...then HILLARY picks-up where Britney left off! Oh dear, I hope HILLARY doesn't shave her head <:( And someone says HILLARY will be ready "ON DAY ONE"...she can't even run her campaign...and they want to give her THE BOMB!...no way, man!

    February 25, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  14. Debra Therrien

    I just want to say that we all need to be thinking of our countries security as a top priority. With that said, who do you really feel the most secure with as our next president ? I would say either Hillary or McCain. They both have much experience to deal with foreign countries. As for Obama, I have nothing against the man but rather questionable about his refusal to say the pledge lat alone his refusal to even place his hand on his chest. This concerns me. It doesn't show his true love of America, rather it shows his lack there of. Think hard before casting your vote. Know who and what you are voting for before making a huge mistake. Think our nations security first because without that , none of the rest of the issues here will even matter.

    Debin NY

    February 25, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  15. The truth

    The media wants Obama to win and refuses to say anything negative about the guy. They will pounce all over Hillary and Bill every chance they get. I thought we had made more progress in this great nation of ours, but so far the truth has shown through brightly. It is impossible for Hillary to debate Obama or for Bill to make a speech because if they say boo to Obama then they are racists. That is a bunch of bologna. Bill and Hillary Clinton have fought hard for African-Americans for years and then they get this kind of treatment? When you see African-Americans turning out for Obama in percentages over 90 percent to 10 percent for Hillary it shows that an overwhelming majority of African-Americans are looking at skin color instead of the issues.There is not a 90-10 percent difference in Obama and Hillary on the "issues". Unfortunately it appears that racism still exists today, but it is African-Americans that are doing the majority of it. This country has laughed at and mocked and said almost anything imaginable about the caucasian male, but that is always overlooked. It is widely thought by the majority of African-Americans that it is impossible to discriminate against the caucasian race, but unfortunately it happens constantly. I HAVE THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF RESPECT FOR DR.MARTIN LUTHER KING! He was a great man! In no way though did his dream include reverse discrimination. Like myself, he believed in equality for EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF YOUR SKIN COLOR OR RACE. Hopefully we as a nation will achieve that dream one day. GOD BLESS!

    February 25, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  16. Mike

    Let's face it both campaings have gone negative, by Obama sending those mail outs, and all mail outs were view today, it's not the correct information. The media is giving Obama a free ride. Even Saturday Night Live and all major news shows are saying how unbias this election have been. Obama saids, he don't silly games and they all do. He is like all politicians. He also had negative ads in Neveda.

    February 25, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  17. BJE

    One step closer to Obama \ Warren Steed Jeffs '08

    The dream ticket is going to be here soon

    February 25, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  18. Emmanuel Winner

    Clintonistas still don't get it – the more negative she gets, the uglier she looks, the more people pause to think what about what she is really saying, and it doesn't add up
    On the other hand, the more people attack Obama, the more people wonder if there might be something worthwhile there, so they listen more carefully to what he is saying and realize that his hopes are theirs, his efforts are what they also could do, this America is the America they want to live in and raise children in.
    He's got the beef, he's the real enchilada, he's the hot tamale, he's the red hot chile pepper, he's the rice and beans!
    Vote Obama if you want a Texas that belongs in the 21st Century!

    February 25, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  19. jb

    Commentng on the sound of Hillary's voice is a blatent form of sexism, yet no one in the media seems to even examine this. It is completed sanctioned in this forum to comment on Hillary's voice. Instead of letting the media and the polls decide this race, how about letting the people decide.

    This independent voter, and 5 family members, will vote McCain before we vote Obama.

    February 25, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  20. Boots

    I am a die hard Republican. But given the choice between McCain or Obama. I will go for Obama. It is time for a change. Do we really want the Clintons in the White House again? Come on Hillary can't even control her own husband, do you think she could control the USA?

    February 25, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  21. Cheyla

    I'm feeling Obamacalifragilisticexpialidocious !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 25, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  22. Jose Card - Independent

    No matter what the media said, I just don't see a single Hillary sign on my way to work, but I have seen more and more Obama signs popping up recently.

    This is a conservative neighborhood. If you see signs up, people must feel very strong about their belief.

    February 25, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  23. Cari

    I think it is so silly that people think its over for Clinton. She really is not very far behind and if the polls are correct in Texas than she has just as much chance as Obama. I agree that CNN is biased (big time). I have been an avid CNN watcher for years and this year they are skewing the facts. If Clinton loses the nomination she will get it in 4 years when she runs again to clean up Obama's mess. This guy is a fresh face and talks the talk, but just wait and see how people feel after 4 years of not much happening. He will not get the job done for us and the hole we need to dig ourselves out of is far too deep for his lack of experience. I will keep my fingers crossed for Clinton and this country but im not holding my breath. If not not 2008 then 2012. GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 25, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    Once again, we are having to watch a deperate person on the attack of someone trying to run a clean campaign. To use the photos of Obama is Kenya as a smear tactic was so underhanded that it just exemplifies the horrible things she is capable of. Obama was only doing what he should do when in another country. Showing RESPECT to the people of that country. Wait a minute, Hilaray doesn't know what respect is. If so, she would realize that RESPECT is what you show to another country and their culture. WAKE UP WOMEN...don't vote for Hiliary because she is a woman. She is as ruthless as any man I have every known! Former Republican voting for OBAMA!

    February 25, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  25. kathy

    It's the media, once again, at it's worst. Most obvious, is the absolute lack of information about Obama. Should the next president be a mystery man? How does that happen in a world of 24hr news?! Why don't we know anything about him except he's black- plenty of reporting on that ...and well... for that we don't need reporters. Who is this guy? How's his job performance compare to his piers? Authored any bills? Co-authored? In bed with anyone...coal industry? Is he really green? Is he authentic? -have any authentic ideas? (No!) If news is to inform, the media sorely lacks.

    This all reminds me of how the media was so hands-off on Bush. We can thank the media 7 yrs of America getting the shaft. If it weren't for Move-on, we wouldn't know a thing about this administrations' law breaking, lying, etc. If the media had done it's job, Bush would not have had the support for war.

    So what's next?- the republicans will tell us all about Obama. We'll be saying 'Gee! why didn't the media catch that!' Is it because the media (especially CNN's old man syndrome) hates Clinton so much? it's been attack on everything about Clinton-from hair to which way she looks or sounds, ... Clinton was wrong to say shame on Obama. She should have said 'Shame on the media- again"

    February 25, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
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