April 10th, 2008
01:45 PM ET
15 years ago

Polls: Clinton's lead down to 4 points in Pennsylvania

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(CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton's lead over Sen. Barack Obama in the crucial primary state of Pennsylvania has dwindled to 4 points, a CNN average of recent polls calculated Thursday shows.

The New York senator now holds a 4 point advantage over her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, 46 to 42 percent. Twelve percent of likely Democratic voters there remain unsure.

Recent CNN "poll of polls" suggest the race in Pennsylvania is tightening before the state's April 22 primary. A poll of polls calculated two days ago showed Clinton with a 6 point lead in Pennsylvania, and a poll of polls last Friday showed her on top by 11 points.

“Obama is outspending Clinton by better than two to one on television ads in Pennsylvania,” said Alan Silverleib, CNN’s senior political researcher. “Combine that with Clinton’s recent misstatement over her 1996 trip to Bosnia and the escalating chorus of voices calling on her to withdraw from the race, and you get a much tighter contest.”

Thursday's poll of polls included recent surveys from Time Magazine, American Research Group, and Quinnipiac University.

soundoff (153 Responses)
  1. Joe

    A new Time poll has Clinton up almost 9 points. CNN posts this headline everyday. Clinton will win PA.

    April 10, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  2. David, Silver Spring, MD

    Polls are all over the map and really mean very little. However, I think that in this lull before the Pennsylvania election everyone is beginning to realize that HRC can't and shouldn't win this nomination.

    I mean, we all got caught up in the idea of returning to the economic prosperity of the 1990's, but we're now realizing that Bill didn't create the .com universe (or the .com bubble). He was just there riding the wave like the rest of us. He did have a role in NAFTA and a lot of the financial industry deregulation, two things that have come back to bite us hard.

    We see now that Hillary's no world beater, she's just a politician like so many other career politicians. So the gloss is gone and her support is drying up.

    April 10, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  3. Paul Lennon

    Well if thats what CNN says it must be the truth.

    Voters better wake up to the fact that Obama is a fraud.
    He was invented by his campaign team, he is a total fraud.

    I guess people in this country think old Barack is going to single handedly change the way DC has been doing business for a 100 years.

    Get real, these senators and reps have forgot more about how DC works than this guy will figure out in 4 years.
    Or, he's a bull shucker and will do things like every other president has had to do since we started all this.

    You might not like Clinton's style, but she can go toe to toe with crowd

    April 10, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
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