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. Tom, Atlanta

    Clinton News network always distort news. The latest poll shows Hillary down 3 points to McCain, Obama is up. Why try and spin this to make it seem Obama is losing ground?

    April 28, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. Blake

    I support Obama, but it is time to drop out. This way Hillary WILL lose to McCain (b/c she has no chance, too polarizing) and Obama will have his chance in 2012...

    ...Lets show the world that Hillary will blow this for the Dems... THANKS ALOT

    April 28, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  3. SLO Bear

    To remain a "viable candidate"? What gives the current loser the authority to dictate/change the leaders terms of victory? Can you tweak democracy so far it ceases to be democracy?

    April 28, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  4. To Debate or Not to Debate

    Come on Obama – debate!! It only 90 minutes of your time. To busy for the voters? You are just afraid to debate Hillary one on one with no moderator. Take a long look at Obama superdelegates – is this the kind of winny and afraid to face challenges in the Oval Office. Not if the voters have a say so. Which by the way – Michigan and Florida MUST

    HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT!!!!

    April 28, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  5. kevin

    A seven point margin is "more than half" the 19 point margin in the last poll????

    April 28, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  6. S.D. Bogner

    The poll quoted is among Democrats. Is there a poll being taken that includes registered Democrats and independents? Logic tells me Barack would hold a significant lead in a poll of this nature.

    April 28, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  7. Anonymous

    poll or no poll Obama all the WAY

    April 28, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  8. Do me a favor America

    Simply do research for yourself and find out which candidate speaks for you in terms of their policies.

    If you vote for them based on bowling or how well they orate, then we are just going to drive this nation off of a cliff around 2040 we have no money to pay off SS and medicare and future "national health care"...

    April 28, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  9. San Jose

    Let the media & polls say whatever they want for another week. THE D-DAY DOR HILLARY IS COMING SOON. THIS IS FOR SURE.

    April 28, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  10. Moshe

    BYE BYE NOBAMA.

    April 28, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  11. Oblima

    Dean really messed this one up.

    Obama will not win against McCain.

    Most Democrats I talk too said if Obama is the Democrat Nominee they will vote for McCain.

    April 28, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  12. wake up America

    stop drinking that OBAKOOL-AID.... your man is full of empty words of "hope" that will make no difference in your life... do not get me wrong the words "hope" and "change" are good but it does not give you health care...pay the rent of the $4.00 a gallon gas...

    come to reality and to good economic progress that we know how to do it!!! an America we can be proud of today...

    April 28, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  13. Sylvia

    HILLARY
    HILLARY
    HILLARY

    Obama is FAKE and a COWARD

    April 28, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  14. Grif

    The Juvenile, and the Lady!

    April 28, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  15. Richard

    Hillary has not be vetted by Republicans as a presidential candidate and with Bill's 500 million dollar "library" fund it's a disgrace to even consider the clintons in public office. Obama at least has credibility.

    April 28, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  16. Bye Bye Hillary

    OBAMA all the way!

    April 28, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  17. Oblima

    Hillary 08

    Times will be GREAT!

    April 28, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  18. FK Sweeney

    Why don't the media check into Hillary's past and what she has been
    involved in before and during her stay in the White House???
    She has absolutely not been truthful.
    After their disgrace in the White House and the American people
    it is unbelievable that anyone would believe any thing she and
    her husband had to say.
    Yes, we need change, putting the Clinton's back in the White House
    is not the change.

    April 28, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  19. Dexter

    His support isn't fading, people are just getting tired of this contest because it's been over for two months, yet we keep hearing about it.

    April 28, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  20. Indiana Voter

    Obama will win Indiana!! I know, I live here. ==-)

    Bye bye Hillary!!

    Yahoo!!

    April 28, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  21. zona

    GO OBAMA. American needs a new spirit, new life, new hope, new ideas. We don't need another Clinton in the White House (along with the old Clinton); we don't need another Bush (ever). We need to look forward into the future and the possibilities that like ahead and not be afraid to do so, and thus, not grasp onto someone who is a part of the past.

    I hope Obama wins big in Indiana!!!!

    April 28, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  22. Dan

    Obama will take the victory. Michigan and Florida both ran a foul. Hillary has no chance of taking the contest. North Carolina for Obama!

    April 28, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  23. jerry

    Doesn't anybody proof read these articles?

    April 28, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  24. Oblima

    If you vote 4 Obama

    Might as well slap your Momma.

    April 28, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  25. roger dowdle, lockhart, Tx

    So the pundits/pollsters claim the two candidates to be equal among "LIKELY DEMOCRATS", but what about independants and non-democrats who will be the ones to actually determine the winner? You have hard core dems., and hard core reps., then you have an extraordinary group of independans/dissatisfied reps, etc. who Obama appeals to and who will not vote for Clinton! They will be the final deciding factor.

    April 28, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
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