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. pa voter

    the reason Indiana is so important to clinton is because of the "African American" vote. Now you want to talk about a group being racist. 90 some % ? If he were a typical white man would the vote be the same? I don't think so. If he realy wants to not make race an issue, then he should talk to his supporters about it. This is for the President of the country, not of a high school. He has nothing to give us except a racial divide. a poll also showed that when people read his speeches instead of seeing him give them, they were turned off by them. Doesn't that tell you something! Wake up America. We need a president that can connect with all, not just the rich and the black.

    April 28, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  2. Falsis in unum, falsis in omnibus

    Hillary has been a proven liar, so, like the current Liar in Chief, she can no longer be believed in anything.

    Why people tolerate her, and even admire her, I will never understand. That woman should not be President!!

    Obama/Somebody other than Clinton '08

    April 28, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  3. Amber

    If Obama is "just another politian" then what the heck is Hilary? She's on the interest groups payroll – and her comments about health care? It's ridiculous. She's one of the highest paid gophers for pharmaceutical companies, and we expect HER to make change?

    And what about Whitewater? Did we forget how crooked she is?

    Hilary has been a "politian" for decades. Her experience is to run the country the same way as all of the other "gold ol' boys." If you don't like how things are now, why would you put yet another interest group supported good ol' "girl" in the Whitehouse?

    It just doesn't make sense to me. And if I hear one more woman say they're voting for her because it's "time for a woman," I'm going to puke. That's the furthest thing from women's rights. Vote for her because you think she'll do the best, not because she's a woman. That just takes women back a few decades.

    April 28, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  4. Realistic Mom in MN

    The only thing the republicans are "hoping" for is that they get to run against Obama in the general.

    The audacity many democrats have in believing that somehow ALL of Obama's dirty laundry (and despite what many pundits say about Clinton, she's really barely scratched the surface) won't be aired is inane. Of COURSE it will all be dragged out...and he will fail in the general.

    It's about time the dems came out of the ether of rallys and cries of "change" and realized the only "change" that would come of Obama as the dem candidate would be a change of who the republican president is. Nothing more.

    April 28, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  5. math guy

    7 is more than half of 19?

    April 28, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  6. CP - Texas

    Hill can not win without destroying the party by stealing the nomination in a smoke filled room. She is just what the Rep. want, they even say it with out ambiguity, she is easier to beat than Barack.

    She can not catch up.

    OBAMA 08'

    DONE

    April 28, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  7. MCD, SF, CA

    Frank, why the heck should Obama drop out of the race??????? He has won the most states, he has won the most votes, he has the most delegates!!! Your statement makes absolutely no sense!

    April 28, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  8. Justme

    She is NOT going to win in the primary...and John McCain will not win in the General....Obama

    April 28, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  9. Are you kidding me

    I still don't understand how anyone can vote for a racist like Obama. Hillary is not better. Dems have to admit it – They are stuck with terrible candidates.

    April 28, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  10. Alan Boyer

    That's fine for now. He'll be back.

    April 28, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  11. JC in SC

    Hey McWar
    You are brilliant!! 😉

    April 28, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  12. Portland, OR

    Obama is DUMBER than Advertized

    April 28, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  13. Judi

    I knew that sooner or later most rational voters would begin to wonder just what kind of "change" Osama had in store for them.

    Maybe they've begun to figure out that Obama isn't going to being paying for all his liberal changes--WE ARE!

    April 28, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  14. Cynthia

    Polls are great. The bottom line we will know – once all the votes are cast and counted.

    April 28, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  15. goobama!

    The truth is that negative media like this is one reason it seems like Hillary is gaining. Just like when she won New Hampshire...due to slick use of emotion, the media is really influencing the tide of this election. Obama is still first, and there have been a lot of distractions from both candidate's messages by the media. This campaign is really tearing apart the democratic commmunity. Yes, we are a community and we need to understand that.

    April 28, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  16. Diane

    Polls are only for the media – how often has the vote turned out different than the polls showed?! Then again, is it Hillary's staff running the poll to get the super-delegates to back her; or is it Obama's staff running the poll to make sure all his voters get out and vote in the next state primaries.

    The media coverage has been so poor during this election period that we can't believe anything any of them show. There is no longer any reporting done right – just highlights and no background work to get the FULL story.

    April 28, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  17. Smart

    The media is trying to bring life to Hillary...
    She has no chance and working hard just to help McCain.

    April 28, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  18. ron

    Hillary is a loser, liar etc. and will never be a respected president

    If she gets the nom Im going McCain

    April 28, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  19. truth_hurts

    i don't want obama to win anymore, i want america to stay the same, with it's same old politics the same old rules(only whites) and get prepared for what's coming to it. along the way somebody.. somewhere... has something better for us!

    April 28, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  20. Emit

    All Obama has to do to win is tie out, so guess being tied in the poll is n't a bad thing for him. Hillary has to win something like 70 to 75% of the rest to tie up the delegate count. Guess a tie is a loss for her.

    April 28, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  21. steph

    Obama is a strong man. He's a peacemaker. That's not deficient, that's different.
    Hillary likes to fight. Now that's descriptive.

    April 28, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  22. Susan

    I think the media wants to make the public "think" alot of things! Be smart people....think for yourself!

    April 28, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  23. Brett

    YAY! People are finally starting to realize the lunacy and transparency of Mr. Obama.

    Real eyes DO realize real lies 🙂

    FAUX-BAMA '08!

    April 28, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  24. Chris

    Obama is NOT losing his supporters – I'm so sick of these stupid "polls" – like they are accurate. Obama's supporters are stronger than ever!

    Go Obama 08!!

    April 28, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  25. reggymack

    To Niel, NY

    The trend that you are talking about stinks.

    April 28, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
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