April 18th, 2008
05:18 PM ET
13 years ago

Two polls show two different stories

(CNN) - Where do Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama stand among Democrats nation-wide? It depends on the poll.

In a just released Newsweek survey, Obama has opened up a 19 point lead over Clinton nationally, 54 to 35 percent. But in Friday's daily Gallup tracking poll, the two Democrats are only separated by 3 percentage points.

In a CNN average of those two surveys as well as ones recently released by ABC News/Washington Post and Reuters/Zogby, Obama holds an 11 point lead over Clinton, 51 percent to 40 percent.

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  1. Kate

    These polls are a joke. One of the polls I read was taken from 2500 people. It is insanely ignorant for any of us to read into polls taken from such a small margin of individuals. Polls were created for the poll takers to promote or dissuade people from voting for their preferred candidate. Ridiculous!

    April 18, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  2. Robbie

    I am an interested outsider as I cannot vote.
    Obama looks like he will win the democratic nomination. It seems that in this race nothing bad is sticking to Obama and that is truly amazing considering he has been shown to be untrustworthy, unpatriotic and also racist. And that is just him without looking at what his wife is like.
    However I just cannot see him winning the general election. McCain, although old and not too bright is not a scary choice for most people. I believe that when it comes down to who people want in charge of the nation, he would not do as well as Clinton would against McCain.
    McCain will win.

    April 18, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  3. SUE, Michigan

    I see so many angry comments about Hillary and her 'machine." Are you people just dull? Obama has raised more money (lobbyists, PAC and oil), even though he claims it's all from a million small donors. His "machine" is working quite well, and doing a fine job of dividing the country at the same time. For him to be outspending her 3 or 4 to 1, she should be so far down that it would be insane to continue. She is not, and the money is still coming, and people are still supporting her. The woman can beat McCain; are you all so sure that he can? You can bet the Republican smear ads are already being written and produced, in spite of McCain's pledge to run a clean campaign. So hang on to Obama and his lies, but don't be surprised when McCain (who would never ever be able to debate with Hillary) wins the debates, wins the election, and then drives the final nails into the coffin of the USA. Yes, you can, save America, but only with Hillary.

    April 18, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  4. Eric

    I'm so tired of Obama supporters. I don't think I could ever vote Obama not just because I Obama's an idiot but also because his supporters are so full of piss and vinegar.

    April 18, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  5. David Felix

    Obama will win this election and this country will come back in shape. Unless that happens people of this country will keep suffering due to stupid mistakes made by others

    April 18, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  6. goldenstate

    Polls have gotten it wrong on several occasions. Obama was supposed to beat Hillary by a big margin in New Hampshire. Hillary won New Hampshire. Hillary and Obama were tied in California and Ohio. Hillary won by a big margin in California and Ohio. If Obama wins the nomination, watch McCain win the Presidency. Republicans will bring up Rev. Wright, William Ayers, bittergate, flag-gate, etc. Obama is arrogant and cocky. He reminds me too much of President Bush. Obama has a lot of negatives himself.

    April 18, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
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