April 28th, 2008
02:10 PM ET
14 years ago

Clinton, Obama dead even, poll says

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/28/art.dempoll.ap.jpg caption=" Clinton and Obama are tied nationally and in Indiana."]
(CNN) - Hillary Clinton's Pennsylvania win last Tuesday has clearly given the New York senator a boost in the national polls, the latest daily tracking survey from Gallup suggests.

Clinton and Obama are now dead even at 47 percent among likely Democrats, according the newly released numbers. That number remains unchanged from a tracking poll released Saturday and represents a 5-point gain for Clinton since her Pennsylvania win.

In a similar tracking poll released the day of the primary, Obama led Clinton by eight points, 50-42 percent. The Illinois senator's lead over Clinton reached a high of 11 points on April 14.

Meanwhile, a Newsweek poll released Saturday also shows gains for Clinton, but finds the New York senator continuing to trail Obama. In that poll, Obama holds a 7 point lead over Clinton. That margin is more than half of the 19 point lead Obama held in a similar Newsweek poll taken shorlty before the Pennsylvania primary.

Recent polls also show the two candidates locked in a dead heat in the crucial state of Indiana, which votes May 6. In a CNN "poll of polls" released Friday, Clinton and Obama both register 45 percent support from likely Democrats in the Hoosier state.

Since Obama is favored to win North Carolina - the other major prize May 6 - some Clinton advisers have said the New York senator must score a victory in Indiana remain a viable candidate.

soundoff (325 Responses)
  1. no more Hill-Billys

    can hill-billy step down.

    obama 08

    April 28, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  2. AZM

    People are seeing the total hypocracy that is Obama... they are waking up to the fact that he isn't unity and change... but just another politician.

    Bye Bye Obama... NOBAMA NO WAY

    April 28, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  3. Jay

    Obama..The more we learn about you, the more we dislike you. You can not win in November. Time for you to drop out. Serious, just go away and take your bitter fans with you also.

    April 28, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  4. NC voter

    Go Hillary

    I love yoU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  5. Tom Jackson

    "Hillary Clinton's Pennsylvania last Tuesday " ?

    April 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  6. Priscilla for Obama

    Indiana for Obama!

    April 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  7. marie

    We've got your back, Barack! We'll be there for you!

    April 28, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  8. joyce

    polls are polls, obama will prevail. honesty over rides decaat

    April 28, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  9. Marshall in Nebraska

    Polls mean nothing...it is the vote at the polling places that counts.

    April 28, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  10. Hillary 08

    Go Hillary!!!
    Win Big in Indiana!!!

    Hillary 2008

    April 28, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  11. Democrat now IND

    Well I HOPE they see which one is the most electable.

    April 28, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  12. Bob, DC

    Minor bounce from PA was expected. Obama numbers will go back once the media begins reporting the reality that Hillary cannot win.

    April 28, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  13. Lostfigs

    Hillary has always been there for Indianna and they will support her in the end.

    Hillary08!

    April 28, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  14. Richard

    I'm glad people are finally showing some intelligence

    April 28, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  15. Adam

    Wasn't this 'news' two weeks ago when she was ahead of him in this same poll? So he made up the lead, and then lost it back? It sounds like ordinary volatility. The media does a poor job of putting these polls in context.

    April 28, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  16. williamj

    I think the polls said that in PA too...Didn't clinton win by 10 points.

    April 28, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  17. candi

    I hope that the people voting for fake Hillary is ready for another Bill and Hillary in the White House. Remember how she treated the people in New York that helped her win and now she does nothing to help them. Lies and White House corruptions again.

    April 28, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  18. rj

    if you use CNN's delegate prediction program she has to score almost 20% victories in all remaining states and get about that many superdelegates to be the 'honest' winner. of course stealing the nomination is not beyond a Clinton to be sure.

    April 28, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  19. Marty

    Hillary all the way.

    April 28, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  20. mcWar

    clinton= G. Bush The Third

    April 28, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  21. Frank

    Well... it's time for Obama to drop out of the race." feel good politics"
    must now stop and voters have to begin using their heads instead of
    their hearts and pride. Hillary has all the qualifications and resources
    necessary for a great President and a tigeress demeanor,too!

    April 28, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  22. Vince

    Why does the Clinton campaign get to not count NC where they will lose big? Why does the media play along with them? NC is every bit as important as PA was, all of Clinton's games in PA will be wiped out there. She has no chance of winning, yet the media acts like it's a even race.

    April 28, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  23. Susan MO

    We hope the good people of Indiana votes for Hillary Clinton.

    We go to Indiana every year in March, and the people are so nice.

    Why Clinton?

    She is more experienced, for the people, and a fighter.

    Hillary 08 🙂

    April 28, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  24. Deborah

    I am disgusted with the media. Americans are dealing with high gas and food prices, home foreclosures and troops dying in a senseless war in iraq and all you talk about is rev Wright. Talk about the real issues and stop trying to cause controversy.

    April 28, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  25. NObama

    Please go home Obama. You can't be elected. Dukakis = Gore = Kerry = Obama; all decent guys... but all are losers!

    April 28, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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