February 25th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Polls: Clinton holds lead in Ohio

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/25/art.obamaclinton.ap.jpg caption=" Clinton has a lead in Ohio, though it's smaller than it once was."](CNN) - Hillary Clinton holds a clear lead over rival Barack Obama in Ohio according to three new polls out Monday, though the Illinois senator is gaining ground in the crucial March 4 primary state.

New surveys conducted by Quinnipiac University, the University of Cincinnati, and the American Research Group all show Clinton with roughly a 10 point lead over Obama, with eight days to go until Ohioans head to the polls.

In the Quinnipiac University poll, Clinton leads Obama by 11 points (51- 40 percent). She holds an 8 point lead in the University of Cincinnati poll (47 percent to 39 percent), and a 10 point lead in the American Research Group poll (49 – 39 percent).

While Clinton still holds a lead in Ohio, a Quinnipiac poll released on February 12 showed Clinton with a 21-point lead over Obama, and a Columbus Dispatch Poll released late last month had Clinton up 23 percent there.

After 11 straight Obama wins, the Clinton campaign has said that victories in Ohio and Texas are crucial to the New York senator's White House hopes.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

soundoff (520 Responses)
  1. StopwatchingMSNBC, Rochester, NY

    Here again is the obvious bias by the media toward Hillary. Last weeks poll had her only 7 points up in Ohio and it now seems she is stretching her lead since the debate, but they use polls from a a few weeks ago to show he is closing.

    February 25, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  2. lol

    Shouldn't the headline be "Clinton holds lead in Ohio, but Obama catching up" or something then? The word "hold" is kind of a weasel word that implies things haven't changed, but they have clearly changed.

    February 25, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  3. Amy in Iowa

    Bill Clinton tells voters Hillary needs to win Texas and Ohio or she's done. Down in the polls what can the Hillary campaign do to scare up some votes? Oh yes, have them show a photo of Obama in Kenya accepting a gift of tribal wear. Yes, who cares how dirty of a campaign trick that is. We need those states!!

    Pathetic, huh?

    February 25, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  4. Byron in CA

    anyone interested in posting anything pro clinton or negative for Obama should find another forum, CNN is more concerned with seeing pro Obama crap written in their blogs than anything real or of substance. so obama supporters you have your forum, everyone else go to naders home page and have something to say that isn't cut out just because it doesn't put a bright angelic light on Obama.

    February 25, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. Jim, American in Paris

    Great news for Hillary and the Democratic Party!

    She's got it now and she can take it all the way to victory with the help of great states like Ohio and Texas.

    Rhode Island and Vermont too would make it a complete success on March 4th. Come on Vermont!

    February 25, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  6. JimS.

    Oh no! Hillary is leading on Ohio? Quick, CNN, get on the ball!! ...you can fix that easy, can't you?

    What a joke....even Saturday Night Live was laughing at how biased you are for Obama. And the millions that drink the Kool Ade don't even seen it. I guess PT Barnum was right.....there's a sucker born every minute.

    February 25, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  7. MR

    I wish someone would step in and stop this child like play that's going on between these two camps. I must say I'm a little dissappointed and would hope that someone would take the high road. It's an embarrasement to our democratic party. Let's just stick to the issues, and leave the nonsense at alone.

    February 25, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. frank

    Way to Go Hillary! We will vote for you!. You'll be the next president of United States of America!

    February 25, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. Ike Woodbridge VA

    Hillary will eventually win this nomination. Obama is all rhetoric, big speeches and big rallies, and no substance. I am African American and I am in full support of Hillary Clinton.

    February 25, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. john

    It is all over but the crying and blame from clintons.....

    February 25, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  11. Danielle, OH



    February 25, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  12. An Agnostic Democrat

    She allegedly had a 7 point lead here in Wisconsin on election day and she got TROUNCED!!! Don't hold your breath for a win or you'll die waiting!

    People know a fake with a borderline personality disorder in a bad pant suit when they see and smell one. Personally, I'd like to see her in a straight jacket in a padded cell!

    February 25, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  13. Sam

    Obama is closing fast! I think if he's competitive in Ohio and wins Texas, this race is just about over. Time to unify the Dems for November and taking back the White House!

    OBAMA 08

    February 25, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  14. 63 yr old white lady

    I hate this woman. Someon should throw her out of the Dem. Party.

    February 25, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  15. wait a minute

    NAFTA and the most-favored trade agreement with China by the Clintons hurt the people of Ohio in a large scale.
    Are they so misinformed?

    February 25, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  16. james



    February 25, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  17. anon

    Wake up, people! We are electing a President, not a head cheerleader!

    Obama is too inexperienced and too partisan (check his voting record) to be President!

    Pep rallies don't win the game. Actions on the field win the game!

    February 25, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  18. jason twombley

    if Billary gets elected President GOD help us all.....moving to another country would be better for the average taxpayer

    February 25, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  19. Billy Kramer

    There is a good chance she may not win both of those states on March 4th. Hillary is panicking right now, and her campaign has fell apart. She can't manage her campaign, how can she manage the United States.

    She should just quit after 11 loses in a row.

    February 25, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  20. Joe-Wilmington, DE

    I hope my fellow Democrats in Ohio are smart enough to see through the Clinton BS machine by next Tuesday.

    Please, please, please. NO MORE CLINTONS; NO MORE BUSHES.

    February 25, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  21. aware

    Hillary the HOPE of 08 🙂

    Maybe Ohio and Texas won't be smitten by the girlie guy. He is quite effeminate in a cute, whiney, coy way.

    McCain is macho by comparison and come to think of it so is Bush.

    Barack would never win in the general. His thoughts are mostly embellished copies of Hillary or someone else.

    Its Hillary or stick with the Republicans!

    February 25, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  22. Dado

    Hillary Clinton start with dirty tricks..so she will be also a dirty President.

    February 25, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  23. Kris

    Of course she's down from the the polls taken on the 12th,but she's up in the polls taken since the 22nd.You could've stated that.Are you afraid you might give her momentum. CNN you should be ashamed.It's been very obvious who you don't want to win,and your ratings willshow that soon.

    February 25, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  24. Mike

    Hillary stood before the people of Ohio and spoke about how wrong it was that so many jobs were moved overseas (something that she supported earlier in her career), and now she wants to fix it if they vote for her. . . . . . And the people cheer and clap.

    To me, it is no different than her cutting off my hand and telling me that it was wrong, and that if I vote for her she will fix it.

    I guess some people are so desperate for work that they have forgoten who helped them become unemployed in the first place.

    February 25, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  25. wait a minute

    That was a great photo of HIllary in Rhode Island.
    She reminds me of Eva Perón.
    She should have gone for an Oscar nomination instead.

    February 25, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
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