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. Sam of Carolina

    April 28th, 2008 11:13 am ET

    Pray that Hillary Clinton takes the reigns of this country and sits at the helm. She is a rare and dignified individual. She is beautifully brilliant on economic/foreign policy and will never forsake or divide this country. In our midst is one of greatness. God speed our great nation under Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    Serious..your serious? Serious? no, this is supposed to be funny..oh okay..haha.yea right..Hillary would never forsake or divide...haha..thats funny.. you are a funny person..

    April 28, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  2. Jerry - IN

    People, Obama has already won. She can't win the delegates or the poulr vote unless she wins with 60-65% in all remaining contests. Obama is up by 15% in NC, 3% in IN, and other states (like Oregon) he'll win too. The math doesn't work for her. The media is making this an issue. Hillary people...do the darn math. Get behind Obama, and let's beat McCain !!!

    April 28, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  3. Danny

    Just Say NO to BAMA!

    April 28, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  4. Bob

    If the Democrats really want a candidate that will do or say anything to win, they should go with Hillary. If character and dignity matter, Obama is the choice. It's that simple.

    April 28, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  5. benvictor

    Now, we learn the reverend is joking about being Obama's VP. Pretty sickending when you consider this is supposed to be his true contrition period, and it comes after he spews his hatred toward us. This guy is a huge gift to the campaigns of Hillary and John.

    April 28, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  6. Randy - Denver

    A boost for her was expected after PA, anybody who did not expect it was a fool, but like all her other "boost" once people get over the "win" she will fall and he will rise again, see him after he takes NC and IN there will be a boost for him then and she will fall..

    April 28, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  7. Von from Atlanta

    " It is Time To Turn the Page" . Hillary cannot win. The superdelegates will not give the nomination to her, so get over!!


    April 28, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  8. Dexter

    Do you really want a president who is so willing to "obliterate" 20 million children in Iran just to prove she's as "tough" as the boys?

    I know it's hard, but THINK people.

    April 28, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  9. dew dew

    Is it legitimate to drop out of the race being ahead by all factors? I don't know how he can drop out of the race as some people sugested here.
    If Obama was a white person, he wouldn't face all these problems.
    Poor he is!!!

    April 28, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  10. Mike in NYC

    Sure, BO will win "big" in NC, on the basis of the same narrow demographics he's had all along. Remember, the Democratic party in the South, in the words of Fritz Hollings, "is a black party."

    BO hasn't significantly increased his appeal among the non-black 87.2% of the US population.

    Not sure about IN. Will probably be close.

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  11. John

    McCain, Baby. Just, win. Go Raiders!

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  12. interested canadian

    Obama '08! We love him here where I live and look forward to seeing him in the White House. Obama for truth, honesty and real change in Washington!

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  13. Deb

    It is not time for another Clinton and I really am ashamed that most people would rather vote for Hillary (a white woman) than Barack, an educated black man who can bring this country to another level. But most of white america will not give him the opportunity. How sad a country are we??

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  14. Billary

    trends thats what got america in this problem

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  15. Susan MO

    We hope the good people of N.C and Indiana vote for Obama.

    What Hillary said about the good people of the South is a slam to all Americans. "Screw em", she said.

    This is a serious concern.

    Obama '08

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  16. CB

    When reading comments from the Hillary supports. They all have the same tone, which lead me to believe it's one person pretending to be
    many. Just an observation.

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  17. Chris, Erie, PA


    Now is not your time.

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  18. Marie

    All the rule changes by the Clintons and the DNC caving into them by her bullying, the party has now become the CNC (Clinton National Party). I am done, I think I'll stay home and watch a good movie. Enough already with this childish foolishest. Who the hell cares ,the corporate media has made certain that nothing will change. We are just sheep to slaughter.

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  19. JDC // Ohio

    Neither one is fit to serve as President.

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  20. AZM


    Why is Obama a hypocrite?
    Complains about negative adds and then continuosly uses them.
    Talks about not being a elitest... then goes to a high dollar San Francisco fundraiser and talks about PA clinging to guns and religion.
    Refuses to denounce Rev Wright (claiming he's his 20 year mentor) but now trys to seperate himself from him and claims he never heard him say anything negative... that's all the man preaches!
    Claims to be unity and change... then we hear all these new connections to Bill Ayers... a militant.
    Yells YES WE CAN... unless it's votes in Michigan and Florida.

    and that's just off the top of my head... Hypocrite... You bet!


    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  21. Whatever

    If I worked at a financially troubled corporation, and I had a say on who to hire to replace a crooked CEO that had nearly run the company into financial ruin, I sure as hell am NOT going to hand the reigns of my future over to a cockey, inexperienced, fast-talker. Wake up America, before it's too late!!

    April 28, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  22. Mike

    Bill Clinton has successfully turned Obama into the Affirmative Action candidate. Congrats Bill.

    April 28, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  23. Anonomys

    If Hillary wins the nomination. A lot of Obama's supporters will likely support Hillary. The black women would more likely support Hillary because of gender. The black men would more likely lose interest in this election. Why cross over and vote republican for another white candidate?

    If Obama wins the nomination. A lot of Hillary's supporters are likely to crossover and vote for McCain due to race.

    The Democratic party would be at a greater disadvantage if Obama wins the nomination. That's just the way it is.

    April 28, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  24. Tracey in NY

    I am just wondering how two multi millionaires (Hillary and McCain) have the nerve to paint Obama as some elitist snob who is out of touch with Americans? He grew up in a single parent home for God's sake! Hillary's family had enough money for a summer home in PA and is worth 100 million dollars. Who's the snob now?

    April 28, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  25. A.C

    We are seeing the end of the Clinton's legacy ruined by their own scorched earth tactics and greed for power.

    Long live the will of the people and Obama 2008!!!!!

    April 28, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
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