February 25th, 2008
04:30 PM ET
13 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. andrew jones

    Way to go OBAMA!

    Can't wait to see Billary give up this fight!

    Come march 4th, game over for Billary!


    February 25, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. Yemi

    This is a pretty big bounce for Obama in Texas.

    February 25, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  3. Elizabeth

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck...It probably is a duck!

    February 25, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  4. Willie

    A word to the wise, is enough!

    February 25, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  5. L, TN

    I sure hope voters will listen to all that is going on with Obama he has torn our party apart. Hillary is the only hope we have to make a difference. He is not who he appears to be. We have gotten so far off base with what is realing going on, PLEASE vote Hillary.

    February 25, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. An Agnostic Democrat

    T – R- O – U – N- C- E ! ! ! Say it with me!

    February 25, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. Chris

    Clinton knows she is going to lose. Why stay in the race and destroy democrats chances? The road to white house is getting more complicated now that Ralph Nader is in. Clinton should quit and rally behind Obama. I have a feeling she is going to do that.

    Clinton ...rally behind Obama..if you want Democrats to take the WH

    February 25, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  8. Tanya

    Polling data is tricky and changable ...I think it is about time that both of these candidates start focusing on the issues instead of every type of negative distraction. Win on your own merits...the republicans are watching and eating this up!

    February 25, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  9. Nonie

    At least Texas will count their delegates.
    Once again we have a bunch of "hanging chads" here in Florida, only it is the voters this time and not the ballot cards!!!!!

    February 25, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  10. Rich in Seattle

    Oh oh Texas. You are about to find out what all of the other states who didn't vote for Hillary already know. Once she loses she'll say how you never mattered and that you were never really important anyway.

    February 25, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  11. Annette Cloutier


    I just heard you again talking about the fliers and only mentioning NAFTA. The BIG deal was about the flier on health care lying about Hillary's insurance mandate and Especially the photo cover imitating Harry and Louise – that is a LOW blow but you do not even mention it.... Biased again?

    February 25, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  12. John Kay

    It may get tied up too in Ohio after the next debate.

    February 25, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  13. Deana Romero

    I would be interested to see where CNN is taking their polling from. Is it just in the Houston/Dallas/San Antonio area or the entire state? Because if its in just the big cities, Clinton may still have a decent chance with her popularity along the border.

    February 25, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  14. Woodgate

    this explains the photo Hillary has been spreading


    February 25, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  15. Carl

    Yes!!!!! It's almost over!

    February 25, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  16. Phill Edou

    WOw it seems march 4th is gonna be crucial. I mean very crucial!!!

    February 25, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  17. anon


    As Obama said.

    "brick by brick, precinct by precinct, state by state"

    Lets do it Texas!!

    February 25, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  18. Ed Smith

    John McCain was a naval officer for many years. Some may dismiss that as not important, but having worked with military personnel, I know it is a valuable and credible form of leadership and mgmt experience.

    February 25, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  19. Ben from D.C.

    I would call the time on the Clinton Machine but it was dead a long time ago.

    February 25, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  20. AJ

    Democrats have lost all common sense. If Obama wins Texas and becomes the democratic nominee, I will leave the party and vote republican in November (I have NEVER voted for a republican!!) I urge all Hillary supporters to vote McCain in November if she is not our nominee. .

    February 25, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  21. tonya

    Well Hillary has to win Texas and Ohio by big margins and I don't think that is going to happen by looking at the polls. I'm sick of the Clintons, enough already, it's time to turn the page.

    February 25, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  22. nick

    Keep up the good work Hillary, I think you are our best hope for getting Obama into the White House yet. You did a wonderful job this weekend of showing me why I am voting for him.
    Obama 08

    February 25, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  23. Jake, California

    So you see, Hillary's just making loud empty noise about Obama not wanting to have debates with her....without knowing the impact of anything, she'll wildly jab at it..

    She needs to know the impact of things before deciding on them...yeah you heard of that good ole bad decision argument...this is clear prove of it.

    Bad judgment on Iraq, bad decisions on her campaign funding, bad decision on bringing out weak childish attacks on Obama and so on....

    Let's have the Ohio debate next week so she can lose those 10points leads she has there....

    February 25, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  24. Micahel Guinn, Ventura, CA

    The writing is on the wall! Hillary has lost, Barack has won and we now should be uniting for November. Instead, the battle gets more bitter, the negative name-calling increases, and the Republicans are sitting back and saying KEEP AT IT!
    Hillary, if you love this Country and Democratic Party as much as you say you do, concede! As YOU said, actions speak louder than words and your actions (and words) are causing further division. America cannot afford a sequel to GWB!

    February 25, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  25. Dean'O

    Clinton seems to tell a lot of lies and make promises she knows she can't keep. It's not the President that makes things happen it's all of congress working together to do the right things. If they weren't all so filthy rich this country would be in much better shape. The Clintons make me sick and she will not get nominated and Obama will never beat McCain.

    February 25, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
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