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. Maggie in SC

    I am really tired of all the back and forth..he said she said....Just let the people decide and get on with it already....

    April 28, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  2. Jamal Kansas

    Rev. Wright just helped Obama Out Listed to the Interview with the Press corp it show how intelligent this man is how how he quotes people instead of saythings of his own and everyone that heard the 30 second soud bites but No One actually listened to the whole sermon thay show you how the media is just concerned with a story instead of the actual truth so before we prejudge this man let not look at 30 seconds lets listen to this man in it entirety

    April 28, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  3. Kathy Corey

    Pollsters poll...voters vote...when the votes are counted...Hillary wins.

    Hillary 08

    April 28, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  4. Lee WV

    No one ever won by polls,when it is all said and done Obama will still be ahead in all catagories...

    April 28, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  5. M. Jan, Exton, Pa.

    SO!

    April 28, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  6. EXPERIENCE PLEASE!

    Barak knows that if he debates Hilliary one on one he will be finished.

    What a chicken!

    Clinton 08!

    April 28, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  7. AJ, IL

    Ahhhh...the "famous" Gallup tracking poll. Back in December 2007, the tracking poll had Hillary Clinton up over her rivals by 8 or more points.

    By Super Tuesday Feb. 5th, the tracking poll had Hillary up over Obama by 5pt or more.

    Then by March 1st, Obama was leading Hillary in the tracking poll by 5pts.

    Now, after Hillary's PA win, the tracking poll has them even.

    After May 6th with wins in Indiana and North Carolina, the tracking polls will show Obama with a 10pt lead over Hillary and then she will be done.

    April 28, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  8. Elisabeth

    Florida and Michigan?

    April 28, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. CR

    Indiana is no more crucial than North Carolina. North Carolina has the larger population, and for years the conventional wisdom has been, if you can't win the south, you can't win the election. One of the reasons Edwards was on the last presidential ticket was to help carry the south. It didn't work, and the Democrats were defeated. In the general election, Indiana will be far less significant than North Carolina.

    April 28, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  10. Brandon

    "Clinton advisers have said the New York senator must score a victory in Indiana remain a viable candidate."

    Thats all I ever hear about Clinton, She must win this, she must win that. If she was a viable candidate then we wouldn't be hearing those statements today. Fact being, she has done horribly in this election, lost a majority of the states and she needs to drop out. This big state theory is bogus, Obama won Illinios, and Iowa. It seems the only "big" states that matter are the ones Hillary puts her spin to.

    April 28, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  11. Mark VA

    Since everyone expects Obama to win in NC that would not be a big win for Obama, but if Clinton wins IN I think you will start seeing the Gallup poll with Clinton edging out Obama, which would be a clear sign that Americans are growing wary of Obama as their candidate. Obama was right at least about one thing; IN will be the tie breaker.

    April 28, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  12. Jamal Kansas

    why wouldn't she move up she has been on cnn for the last week acting like she can still win the nomination

    April 28, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  13. Deb of RI

    Hillary WILL win Indiana!

    April 28, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  14. Justin

    Folks are coming around, looks like.

    April 28, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  15. Bert

    Hillary won by 9.3, but in new Clinton math that is now double digits and the moon is made of cheese. Washington Post poll of polls has Obama ahead nationally by an average of 6.6 points.

    If HillBillary can't get a bigger bump than that from all the wind at her back, she's toast when the NC trouncing happens next week.

    April 28, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  16. green, pa

    williamj, The polls in PA never showed Clinton and Obama even they always had Clinton a head by at least 5 points. So no its not the same at all. Obama will prevail in this primary.

    April 28, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  17. Peter

    Rasmussen tracking poll has Obama ahead with 8 points.

    April 28, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  18. Shirley, Silicon Valley, CA

    Hillary Clinton is GOP's best WEAPON to destroy Dems's hope to win back the White House!

    Hillary Clinton makes Republicans SMILE EAR-TO-EAR!

    April 28, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  19. Darryl

    Hillary and Bill Clinton has always been for whoever can pay them the most.

    Do we have short memories. Bill Clinton did not pardon people for free. Hillary's Illegal fundraiser held by Peter Paul wasn't held for free.

    Why aren't we being told the truth about the dishonest acts of the Clintons......

    Why?????

    April 28, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  20. cinco

    She still can't win by the numbers that count

    April 28, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  21. BL

    People are coming to the realization that Senator Clinton, who has taken a serious beating from both the press and Obama's camp. has the strength that is mandatory to govern our nation.

    No matter how hard she was hit she has kept her chin up and never blinked... That is a leader.

    April 28, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  22. Tiredofit

    Twice nothing is still nothing.

    April 28, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  23. evelyn

    Obama is too real to be brush off just like that! The polls might say something but whats counts will be May 6th at the exit votes and results at the end of the day.

    April 28, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  24. Florida For Obama

    Blah blah blah...more BS

    April 28, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  25. carolflowery

    yeah, and as long as Rev. Wright keeps up with his dialogue, it's gonna get tighter, he's taken us all back not 40 years but 200

    April 28, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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