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. Jacob

    9.2% actually.

    April 28, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. Lets Get Ready for Change!

    Time for some real talk!!!

    Do we real need all these poll of polls? The polls have been wroong so many times, it is hard to believe that anyone really gets excited about them.

    Also, if the delegate math doesn't add up for Hillary, she must drop out. Point blank!

    There are a few that have mentioned the popular vote, but everyone knows the popular vote is not a major deciding factor. If it was, then Al Gore would have won!

    April 28, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. Lawrence

    Unless another poll has come out since the 24th, RCP has him up by +3 over Hillary.

    Obama is going to win North Carolina and I am hoping delivers a KO in Indiana. Remember that Hillary needs to win by 20+ points in all remaining contests and anybody who has followed this knows, that is not going to happen.

    Go Obama. Let us send the Clintons packing. They do not deserve the White House.

    April 28, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. Marc in DeKalb, IL

    I am not sure why CNN deleted my previous comment, but I'll restate it in a way that may be less "objectionable" ...

    Hillary, up until April 10th, had been up by 10% in Indiana.

    She lost 15 points, she has only JUST NOW begun to recover.

    In other words, it is not a real "gain"...

    April 28, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. Chester

    When was the last time you can trust the polls. Some people have their minds made up and others will change when they get to the polling site. All we can do is sit back and wait. I just pray that we make up are minds soon. If we get another Rep in the house I am leaving the country like are jobs to some place over seas. i do not think I could take another 4 year of what we are going through. I am for Obama but if Hillary wins I am cool with that too.

    April 28, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. Tim from Florida

    CNN I know this kills you to report Clinton actually got a boost from Pennsylvannia .After watching Rev Wright this weekend I would say he just put the nail in Obama's coffin .This guy is a idiot.!!!!

    April 28, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. Jeff

    Hillary was finished Feb 5.

    April 28, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  8. Mike

    Does Obama believe that Indiana people cling to their car races and basketball when bitter?

    April 28, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  9. Dianne

    I want Hillary to fight for us the way she has fought for this nomination. That woman has guts. Hang in there, Hillary! I am hoping people are starting to see the truth about Obama.

    April 28, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  10. northport

    Obama can't win in November; Hillary can. People are finally realizing that fact and are recovering from Obamamania.

    April 28, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  11. Frank, San Diego

    I have completely lost interest in the national tracking polls among Democrats. The only results that I am interested in at this point are the November match-ups.

    I also think that the volatility in the polls between the Democrats shows that Democratic voters are trying to look at the November prospects of each of their candidates as they vote in the primaries.

    CNN would provide a more useful service if they concentrated more attention on November match-ups than the nearly meaningless Clinton-Obama national margins.

    April 28, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  12. Paul

    Ah more fine reporting from Clinton News Network. Hillary was projected to win PA by 10 points, she won by 9 points and somehow this tells us that Americans like Hillary Clinton more?

    April 28, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  13. Cammi317

    I wish to God this primary season was over. It's lasted way to long and is wearing on my nerves. I can't wait until next week. We'll know for sure then. At least Ron Paul is keeping the GOP on their toes...It was a good laugh this morning.

    April 28, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  14. kmm

    i love this experience argument.. it is so hilarious..being first lady does not provide for an adequate experience argument AT ALL...
    does anyone know who counseled hil and bil through their marital indifdelity??? the reverend jeremiah writght..

    April 28, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  15. Jim Davis

    This poll result is 2 days old. Today Obama is up 7% in the Rasmussen Poll CNN (Clinton News Network)

    April 28, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  16. on the fence

    No wonder Republicans are crossing over to help Dem's select their candidate, let Hillary and Barack both drop out, it would be a better contest.......known versus unknown, flip a coin and get it over with.

    April 28, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  17. Ray, Gainesville VA

    Spin, spin, spin.

    "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.

    Umm, escuse me, she needs to WIN NC and IN handidly to remain a viable candidate. Why does the bar keep getting lowered when it pertains to Sen Clinton? First it was, she needs to win big in PA...than it was, well she just needs to win PA. Talk about spin. This has just gotten out of hand. Far as DNC Chair Howard Dean...why don't you make a decision who you're behind since you want the other so-called super delegates to do it?

    April 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  18. Nunya

    Obama should not follow Hillary into negative campaign territory. It only hurts him.

    April 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  19. A,lison

    It doesn't matter whether she wins Indiana or not. She can't catch up to Obama and the media ignores this for a "faux" story that it's a horse race.

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  20. JD

    Is she still considered viable when it's mathematically impossible for her to win?

    April 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  21. Sean

    "Obama's support fading, poll says" I love their interpretation of the data! Just like "Hillary has momentum" because she won PA. She was always expected to win PA. It was no surprise. And it's no surprise that she surged in the polls following the election. but look at Bush. He has the highest approval rating (which is a poll) following 9/11. Now he is close to havign the worst of all time. Polls are nothing more than a current reflection of peoples' opinions, and those opinions change day to day.

    April 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  22. whitemale

    Three families have ruled America from 1980 and you guys are no better off. Stop looking for a reason not to have change and change.
    There are too many uneducated individuals in the US. We are all the same we share the same air, food and water. This is more a racial difference. Obama should not be accountable for his pastor's words. If this is the case what has America done for the civil injustice that is still going on in America who is accountable? In NY a black man gets shot 50 times and its okay..... Oh yeah that’s Hillary's state.

    April 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  23. Deb

    I'm sure the final vote will show the truth....

    Hillary is the only candidate left in the race that can beat McCain in November!

    Hillary 08

    April 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  24. Deborah

    OBAMA IS THE MAN FOR THIS LAND

    THE LAND OF AMERICA

    go home HILLARY ROTTEN CLINTON

    April 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  25. Oblima

    Cya Obama

    How many Obama’s does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    None………they can’t do it………they just stand around in the dark saying YES WE CAN,
    YES WE CAN,I HAVE HOPE,WE CAN CHANGE,.............THE LIGHTBULB.

    April 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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