April 7th, 2008
10:49 AM ET
11 years ago

Poll of polls: Race tightens in Pennsylvania

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/04/art.candid.gi.jpg caption=" The race appears to be narrowing in Pennsylvania."]

(CNN) - The Democratic presidential race is tightening in the key state of Pennsylvania, according to a new CNN analysis of recent polls there.

In the latest CNN "poll of polls," Hillary Clinton now holds a 7 point lead over Obama, 49 percent to 42 percent. Nine percent remain unsure of their vote.

That gap is 4 points narrower than a similar CNN poll of polls conducted Friday. In that average, Clinton held an 11 point lead, 51 percent to 40 percent.

The most recent poll of polls included recent surveys from the American Research Group, Muhlenberg College, and Quinnipiac University.

A decisive win in Pennsylvania's April 22 primary vote is seen as crucial for Clinton as she seeks to finish the primary season with enough momementum to convince the party's undecided superdelegates to give her the nomination.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (264 Responses)
  1. Mike, Land O Lakes, FL

    McCain I mean McBush is already running a nationaly ad and raising money for the Fall campaingn. Its time for the Dems to unite behined a single candiate. I am sure hillary will have the option to be a VP or Senate leader.

    April 7, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  2. To Pa

    To you guys in Pa I hope that you will show the world the real meaning of the following: "You fool me once, shame on me but when you fool me twice twice Shame Shame Shame On Me"! Americans are smart people!

    April 7, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  3. kyle

    This is perfect for Hillary, now that Barack has closed the 20% gap to single digits (the American research poll has them tied) in PA, Hillary can claim ‘a huge momentum-stopping victory’ if she beats obama by 7%. Totally disregarding the fact he made up more than 10 points. Just like Ohio and Texas!

    April 7, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  4. Phil From VA

    I am tired of people questioning Barack's faith and in the same breath talk about Rev Wright. Hello?????

    April 7, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  5. Jann Whiner

    It's going to be interesting to see how CNN and MSNBC spin a Clinton win in Pennsylvania as a loss.

    They've already used, "Clinton Wins Ohio, But . . . " and "Clinton BARELY Wins Texas, But . . . ".

    Maybe, "Obama WINS Fewer Delegates Than Some Other Candidate in Pennsylvnia!"

    April 7, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  6. Democratic Supporter

    This is real sad. It didn't have to come to this. It is time for change. Senator Obama is the future. Let's all unite and get this man the Democratic nomination and begin work to get the Dems in the White House in November

    Obama 08.

    April 7, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  7. Will from Gaithersburg, MD

    Time is the worse thing for the Clinton campaign. The more Pennsylvanians start to learn about Sen. Obama and the change his campaign represents, the more her lead will continue to diminish. Essentially, Sen. Clinton’s lead was more to do with name recognition than the issues with which both candidates stand for. It is delightful to see more Pennsylvanians are more concerns with the issues and less on the name.

    Obama 08!

    April 7, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  8. debra

    This weekend they were talking about Martin Luther King and how he was not just fighting for black people but for the poor. He was to lead a poor mans march after he finished in Memphis. This was for poor people like unwed mothers and those who were on the low end of income. It didn't matter to King what nationality they were. The Prosperity churches like what Obama belonged to are totally different than Kings church and only fight for blacks to prosper. Obama is not another King or Kennedy. He is in it for himself and no one else. Thats what Prosperity churches teach.

    April 7, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  9. Will Gainesville, FL

    OBAMA! 08! Yes, He Can. And Will. Knock Clinton out of the race on April 22, 2008

    April 7, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  10. Bayou Joe

    Germans don't vote. Neither does any other country. What do you expect from Socialist Countries that depend on American Soldiers to defend them.

    April 7, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  11. Bob

    Lets all go to the end.
    Hillary can not bow out because the underlying current of her campaing, is that she represents at large the faminest movement. On the other hand Obama can not bow out because the underlying current of his campaing ,is that he represents at large affirmation of the civil rights movement. Like it or not, both are in it to win it because of the underlying supporters.

    April 7, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  12. Sherry in Kentucky

    I have a feeling Hillary will throw another kitchen sink at him right before the PA primary. Holding my breath and crossing my fingers for Barack. . .

    April 7, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  13. Jim

    To CNN "AKA" Clinton haters, Hillary will win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 7, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  14. Lin

    I totally agree with one other commentary. McCain will probably win
    because the Media wants Obama to win.

    April 7, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
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