April 29th, 2008
05:46 PM ET
15 years ago

Polls: Clinton, Obama tied in Indiana

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/29/art.signs.ap.jpg caption="Clinton and Obama are tied in Indiana."](CNN) - Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are dead-even in the crucial primary state of Indiana, according to a new CNN "poll of polls."

In an average of several recent polls, the two candidates each draw 47 percent of likely Democratic voters in the Hoosier State, while 6 percent remain undecided.

The new poll of polls includes a just released Howey-Gauge survey that shows Obama ahead of Clinton by two points, 47-45 percent. That difference is well within the poll’s 4 point margin of error.

A CNN average of recent Indiana polls released late last week also showed a dead heat between Clinton and Obama, though today's poll of polls is the first comprised entirely of surveys conducted after the New York senator's Pennsylvania win.

Some Clinton advisers have said Clinton must win Indiana to continue her presidential bid.

soundoff (278 Responses)
  1. hunter

    My God… I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MANY HILLARY SUPPORTERS ARE JUNKING UP THESE BLOGS!!! Face the facts… You've lost, you are the losers, and Obama has won the nomination by the legitimate rules the party has established for decades. The Press is just keeping this alive for the story. Everyone else in the real world knows its over… and unfortunately the Clintons have thrown away all their dignity and respect they worked so hard for all their lives. Just to come in second place….

    April 29, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  2. Pole man

    Fact. If Obama wins he may have problem with the white votes in November.

    If Clinton wins she may have problems with the Black and young votes in November.

    Who wins? Republican

    April 29, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  3. Tim

    Why is this not newes??? Senator Clinton gets another free ride!!!

    In the landmark civil fraud case against Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, where the former President is charged with defrauding a Hollywood dot com millionaire to help Hillary Clinton obtain more than $1.2 million from him for her 2000 Senate campaign, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz ruled on Friday, April 25 that Hillary Clinton would not be required to testify in a sworn deposition as a material witness in the case until AFTER the November election!

    April 29, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  4. Darryl

    Howey-Gauge? Where did you come up with that one. Too afraid to use polls that you normally use. Most polls have hillary ahead 9 points. Use those. I wonder how long you had to search for that poll.

    April 29, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. lou

    ug...does anyone care anymore?

    April 29, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  6. J. Indiana

    Other polls out today show Hillary leading by up to 8 points thus widening her lead.

    Hillary will wrap this up because she closes well at the end of campaigning.

    April 29, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  7. Truth Hurts

    The Obama sign SHOULD be in front of the Hillary sign because after all Hillarious Rotten Clinton IS BEHIND!
    Too Funny CNN!

    April 29, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  8. tomdavie

    Way to TAP DANCE IT.

    All the new polls show clinton out by 8 or 9 points. You include a RIDICULOUS unknonwn pollster to even it out for Obama. You also include some other kind of tap danced poll 2 weeks ago.

    Same old media CORRUPTION.

    SPIN IT CNN, SPIN IT !!!!!!

    April 29, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  9. Gail

    Go Hillary. Reverend Wright needs to change the way he treats caucasian women!!

    April 29, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  10. Foreign observer

    So Indiana is not relevant...

    April 29, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  11. American expat

    Barack Obama keep talking to the people and tell them your story and tell about the plans for the future. Please remind people that we as a united America can accomplish change. You are a great orator and when you give uplifting speeches you are very motivating and inspirational. You can get back your momentum! Fight hard because the American people need a leader like you!

    April 29, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |

    Go Hillary!

    Obama is NOT who we want to represent this country! What else will we find out about Obama? He and his consortium have awoken the sleeping giant of racism. Is this the time to regurgitate the 60's? Hasn't Bush given us enough to deal with?

    Clinton 08!

    April 29, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  13. Peter Kavanagh

    Come ' on Indiana . You have the power to end this .

    Obama 08 !!!

    YES WE CAN !!!

    April 29, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  14. Ca Native

    Let's see the polls in 3 days when the Rev Wright impact can be fully seen. Tom Petty wrote a song about Obama's future... called Free Falling.

    April 29, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  15. Darth Vadik, CA

    Hillary's campaign being mean and Obama having a pastor who is not your regullar right wing fire and brimstone preacher IS NOT A GOOD REASON NOT TO VOTE FOR THAT CANDIDATE.

    But somebody who wants to stay in Iraq for a 100 years and his best idea for the economy is what has put us in this situation we are in IS A GOOD REASON NOT TO VOTE FOR SOMEBODY.

    People, for once sacrifice your ego and grudge and do the correct way, Vote Democratic, Hillary or Obama.

    April 29, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  16. Key West Sun

    A poll is a pol is a poll,,,think I will just wait on the vote.

    April 29, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  17. Raphael Tx

    Hillary is going to pull out Indiana and its going to be close in North Carolina.
    Obama has been exposed as a politician trying to do anything to get elected. He should have denounced his pastor(Spiritual Advisor on the Obama Campaign) a long time ago.

    The democrats now know that America will not elect a Politician like Obama who represents nothing but speeches and words with no substance.

    Go Hillary

    April 29, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  18. Tom

    Indiana is all the way for Obama

    April 29, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  19. Ardnuas

    NC voters know a winner, and will support Obama big time!!!!

    April 29, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  20. Gane


    April 29, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  21. frank, las vegas

    Obama must win Indiana to wrap up this campaign!

    April 29, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  22. Elitist college graduate

    Obama should be losing big time in Indiana after all the desperate attacks that Clinton/McCain have thrown at him-

    They've basically portrayed him as both a ghetto black unpatriotic hater of white people...and also as a wine-sipping elitist (I know, kind of ironic aint it?)

    If he's even with Clinton at this point in a Midwestern state like Indiana, the nomination is Obama's to lose.

    April 29, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  23. Indiana real voter....

    she will do what she did in ohio and pennsylvania- lie like hell to the,
    what she calls the uneducated, low income, blue collar workers.
    and then say barack obama is not electible, because he cant connect to the blue collar workers........

    anyone know anything about what she said about the blue collar workers?
    both her and elton john said if voters dont vote for me,,'screw em'

    April 29, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  24. mitch from ark.

    she lost on super tuesday.the rest is just for the almighty dollar.

    April 29, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  25. Ikenna

    Obama has to Win Indianna, he deserves to be president.

    April 29, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
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