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. Susan MO

    It will change tomorrow

    April 28, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  2. Jamie

    Please take off the gloves, Obama!!!
    It's time!!!!!!

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  3. Disillusioned

    This is silly, I think for the first time in my adult life I'll be staying home this November no matter who is the nominee. I am sick of each side's supporters complaining, its just not worth it. I now see now difference between Obama, Clinton or McCain.

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  4. AZM

    With Obama refusing to debate and Wright spewing his crap on TV every night.... we will continue to see the polls favoring Clinton.

    Obama cannot will the general... He loses ground daily...

    NOBAMA NO WAY

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  5. Kel from Auburn, AL

    I agree with "Adam". She was ahead in the same polls, gained a lead, and is now losing it.

    What's funny about Hillary not having a lead is that she's been the one with less scandals recently. She's the one who people "know so well". She's the one with the heavyweight last name and a husband that used to be a beloved ex-president.

    Why hasn't she closed the deal? Because we're tired of the same old politics. Obama has the right advisors and the right instinct to steer all of us in the right direction.

    Obama 08!

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. DC Insider

    It is clear If Dems want a fiery entertaining presidential general election, then nominate Obama, but if Dems want to actually win the Whote House back, then nominate Clinton, as she owns the reliable Democratic base.

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  7. Geo, Mason NH

    I am so tired of this inner party divisiveness already.

    As a life long Independent, I can't believe I ever considered voting Democrat.

    Democrats bring new meaning to the saying "Snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory"

    The only solace I can take, is that when the Republicans win...again....and the economy gets worse...the ones who will suffer the most are the poor, uneducated, and the outright stupid.

    Who ironically are the ones that make up the core voting block for Senator Clinton.

    Demo-corpses.........thats what you all are.....

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  8. Barb Canada

    Well history has shown Hillary has fared Better than the polls, for the last 4 contests! That means Hillary is actually about 4 or 5 % ahead!

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. Jesse

    AZM, What did anything Obama said make look anything like a Hypocrite?
    Wright is Wright
    Obama is Obama
    To place Obama and Wright on the same idealogical level is ridiculous, but you're so in the bag for Billary you fail to see the truth.

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  10. Tone

    Why was it, Clinton supporters, last week some of you said polls mean nothing, yet now polls show a dead heat suddenly they are everything. The hypocrisy is mutual among clinton and her supporters. Its why she's done so well, her supporters have no problem with double-standards and being hypocritical, and that my friend is why this country is going to hell in a handbasket.

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  11. Chris N in PA

    If wishes were horses....... CNN, all the anti-Obama media and the Clintons can only wish but will not ride that horse. America has a smart electorate, not zombies.

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  12. DP

    Well we will see.....

    there is no perfect canidate and I am with Obama.

    Give the man a chance, I guess all black people have to be perfect. Look who is in office, I guess he was perfect. Hillary must be perfect as well. She can not run a good campaign as she is losing. I guess we will have to see

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  13. Krissy, FL

    Doesn't matter what the polls say...so says HiLIEry. Even so, Ms. Clinton must go. We go by delegates not polls.

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  14. Don't debate again please

    Obama's going to win the nomination, Hillary should step down. The preacher only confirms truth and if you don't make a change in the USA, the future will be bleak.
    OBAMA 2008!!!!!

    April 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  15. Sam

    Wow.. now there is bias. Every poll I could find still has Obama in the lead on average of 3 points RCP. And on average of 15 points in NC. And Hill didn't win by 10 points... She didn't get her Double Digit win she claimed, so in turn Obama turned a 20 point lead into 9 points.. Now that is swing.. Especially when you have home ties, you serve a state bordering PA, and you have support of over 100 mayors... and still no double digit. Nice try Clinton, pack it up!

    April 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  16. CYNTHIA

    All we need now is for Senator Obama to pull ahead and get the Primary election and run with it. forge ahead Senator Obama. We pray that God will bless you abundently against the evil doers!

    Cint
    New York, NY

    April 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  17. demo

    if hillary steals the nomination, OBAMA will not quit....his supporters will push for him to drop out of dem party and run independent, and he will take all his supporters right out of the dem party and Obama will go on to beat the Clinton/Mcwar machine...

    OBAMA 08'!

    DEM OR INDEPENDENT

    April 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  18. whatime

    Go Barack Obama
    We will win Indiana and North Carolina.......

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  19. Illinois

    Bye bye, Obama. You're no longer the "golden boy" of the media and people are waking up to who you really are. You can only fool some people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time......

    April 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  20. Tiredofit2

    All of the candidates make me sick!

    April 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  21. voice of reason

    I understand people feel very strongly about their candidates. I pray for Senator Obama every day. But it is time for Clinton supporters to face the facts. Senator Obama will win at least half of the remaining state delegates. Come June he will have the states, the popular vote and he will need less than 100 votes to secure the nomination.
    The DNC will pressure the Super D's to "unite" the party and the Hillary camp will implode. (It has already started).

    Whether you like it or not Senator Obama is the democratic nominee. HRC said herself that his policies are a lot closer to hers than John McCain's. We have a record number of democrats registering in almost every state. If we stick together we can win! For God's sake look at the issues! There is no way we can fix the economy, healthcare or anything else if we continue to spend billions of dollars on this war.

    April 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  22. Oh please.

    Maybe because the MSM is not vetting Hillary? Could it be? The media is so distracted with non issues, that they haven't reported on the Peter Paul case that she has to testify for in November. They haven't vetted her regarding the Colombian Free Trade Agreement, her husband receiving $800,000 into their joint account for lobbying for the deal, and Mark Penn who was lobbying for The Colombian Free Trade Agreement who's still working for her campaign, and her ties financially to Hamas. Maybe it's because the MSM is so one sided that the issues aren't being discussed that are important to the American people. Believe me if the MSM was actually doing their job vetting Hillary, the polls would not be even. If the MSM doesn't vet her now believe me the Republicans will and her fans will be in total shock if she somehow steals the nomination. She's totally unelectable.

    April 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  23. Carlo

    Enjoy it while it lasts.

    April 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  24. Josh

    She won by 9. The news networks reported the final too early. I am an Obama supporter, but I say we need to vote for whichever wins the nomination because we cannot afford a third Bush term.

    April 28, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  25. David

    Lincoln-Douglas style debate was using in party against party. She is planning to use this to again her own party ! After this kind of debate, John McCain will be the finial winner.

    Her move is very clear, if she did not get the throne, no one, no one can get it in her party.

    She has repeated said, this election is personal. To say it clears, this election is her family's business, not her party's business; this election is her family's business, not our country's business.

    April 28, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
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