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. Tracy R

    In the end Gods Plain will prevail,thats for sure,it does not matter much what stat does what!

    April 28, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. Moses

    This is VERY exciting. Two outstanding candadites in a dead heat.

    If this information was taken from GALLUP, it was also surveyed that McCain was TIED with Obama, and that Hillary is ahead of McCain.

    It will be interesting if the democrats buy into Obama because of his money, and lose the election by not standing behind Hillary. It would be a sad day for America.

    April 28, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  3. Tess, TX

    Obamites try to spin the voters' mind by continue calling Hillary to drop out. The more they scream and beg her to drop out, the more votes Hillary literately pick up on her way to November! Go Hillary!

    April 28, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  4. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    Obama can not win in November.

    April 28, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  5. Time to move on

    OBAMA '08

    April 28, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  6. Dick

    I wonder how Newsweek conducts its polling. You are the only ones who show the race a dead heat nationally, and the only ones I know of who showed a 19 point lead for Sen. Obama prior to the Pennsylvania primary. Everybody else showed around a 10 point lead nationally, and that lead is essentially unchanged in every other poll but yours. 7 points is the smallest lead I've seen in any poll, so you might want to rethink your polling techniques, as they don't reflect reality. In fact, most polls show Sen. Obama's national lead increasing as people become more and more disgusted with Sen. Clinton's dirty politics of "win at any cost, or prevent Obama from winning in November".

    April 28, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  7. Mish

    Whoever at the end of these primaries is leading in votes and delegates should be the nominee
    Floridas Gov offiicials broke the rules in michigan and Florida
    If you want to blame someone , blame them!!
    it would be most unfair to those who did not campaign in those two states !.If they want them counted then split them evenly
    Quite handy for Clinton to now want them counted but if the tables were reversed she would raise pure hell and America knows that!
    Wake up America and get rid of these dynasties of Clinton and Bushes!! Clinton will NEVER win against MCain why do you think the repubs want her as the nominee
    She has too many negatives to ever have a chance
    Vote for Obama and what *his views and issues are*
    you just might start the change of the same old washington!!
    Those who vote for Hillary are suckers for punishment
    if she gets the nomination you DESERVE what you get

    April 28, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  8. fred

    Hillary all the way!!!

    Go Hillary!!!


    April 28, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  9. Sandy

    Poll or no poll, Hillary is not going to win the nomination based upon delegates, popular vote or states. Period.

    April 28, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  10. Sharon Minnesota

    Hillary always picks up the "undecided voters". There's 10% of them out there in Indiana who are discriminating and thoughtful voters who do not turn to knee jerk politics and will vote for Hillary.

    April 28, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  11. Bill

    Run the poll again in a few days after Wright's most recent comments have time to be thought about. They reveal Obama to be a politician who says difeernt things in private than he does in public. Obama is unelectable and will be the Hindenburg of this election cycle.

    April 28, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  12. Ash

    I honestly question a person's intelligence and ethics if they still support Hillary Clinton after all she has done and lied about in this campaign.

    April 28, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  13. Tupac

    Can Clinton's like the Bush's please go away. They've had their chance can we please let someone else try to fix their mess. Obama or McCain anything is better then these to power hungry families.

    No amount of Fuzzy math will give Hillary the lead in delegates or popular vote.... if she can't even mange her campaign yet she wants to mange this nation.

    April 28, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  14. American People

    Vote for Clinton to bring back the peace and prosperity of the 1990's back to this great country.

    Vote for McCain to keep the status woe.

    Vote for Obama to bring inexperience and the unknown and definitely CHANGE (from BUSH) to the country.

    April 28, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  15. NG in DC

    Clinton is IN IN INdiana!

    April 28, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  16. Larry

    Standby for the 'kitchen sink' and the last minute ad. It is Clinton's style. Let's hope Obama hits back.

    April 28, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  17. Monica

    Im not entirely sure what Lostfigs means by "Hillary has always been there for Indiana"??? Indiana is about as red as a Valentine! What has she done for us Hoosiers lately??

    April 28, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  18. kim


    April 28, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  19. Priscilla for Obama

    Indiana for Obama!!

    Yes We Can!!!

    April 28, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  20. Karen

    Go Obama!

    April 28, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  21. Connie

    How would Obama supporters react if the situation was reversed and Obama was asked to drop out? Isn't the race too close to call? Seems like the popular vote is pretty even no matter how you look at it.

    April 28, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  22. mark

    There is no way the President of the United States can attend a church like that.

    April 28, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  23. Fred

    Hillary is dirty and dishonest. Wont win Oregon

    April 28, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  24. Chris, Lansing MI

    So gratifying to see the Hillary/Obama train wreck getting even uglier...

    McCain is the only reasonable choice in this election. You all realize that, right?

    April 28, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  25. gerald strother

    Go Obama 08 , do the MATH over for Clinton, HE WILL WIN BIG IN NC ,Again this is THE USA and the will of the people cnot be overturn

    April 28, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
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