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. susie

    Obama flip-flop on his Rev.!!

    April 29, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  2. harold

    I do not think Obama has a clue on putting a stop to foreclosures like Hilliary as asked for...She is dynamic with action...he is too busy with jeremiah right, wright now.

    April 29, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  3. Stephy

    I think its a very sad day when people are willing to vote for a Hillary because she is not Black. Hillary acts like that spoiled child on the play ground, that want let anyone play if she can't play. Like most people I think that child and Hillary need a time out, or a good ole fashion spanking.

    April 29, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  4. Martha

    People in Indiana are listening to the positive and thoughtful campaign proposals from Senator Obama... they'll vote Obama.

    April 29, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  5. Vonnie

    Obama you did a wonderful job dealing with Rev.
    Wright I'm so proud of you.

    April 29, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  6. Peachy Keen

    The last thing Obama needed was for Wright to go on a speaking tour. He must have a book to sell.

    It is obvious Wright is doing whatever he can to hurt Obama. If Wright is Obama's friend, I would like to see what Obama's enemies are like. It's time for Obama to find a new church, maybe one that teaches more about Christianity and alot less about what happened in this country 125 years ago. Not a good example for Obama's children.

    I like Obama and will vote for him if given the chance, but he"s got to get smarter about his personal life.

    April 29, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  7. Timus

    Negative is all she's got. Drop the negative and there's really nothing there worth listening to.

    April 29, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  8. Catherine S

    Repubs, Dems and Independents for Obama!
    Yes, we can, together!!!!!
    Hillary is a liar (Think dodging Bosnian gunfire), she served on the board of Walmart, voted yes for the war in Iraq, shifted on Nafta, stayed with a husband for political purposes who was a serial adulterer. She has LESS years in elected office than Barack (he has 12, she has 8).
    BTW, does SHE wear a flag pin?
    She worked for the Black Panthers when she was younger.
    Bill and Hillary stole White House furniture.
    Google "Clinton Body Count" if you are still on the fence.
    Those Clintons are scary.
    Let's elect a visionary man who has a detailed plan (Google Barack's speech on the Economy at Cooper Union).
    Not only a plan, but a real vision that can bring this country back to its feet.
    Don't believe the vicious pundits and the gutter-snipes.
    Independents, Repubs and Dems for Obama in 08!
    Yes we CAN.

    April 29, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  9. Deborah

    The LIAR Hillary Rotten Clinton will NOT get my vote in Indiana

    April 29, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  10. Beverly

    Hey Hoosiers . . . please don't vote for HER. We need change in our government and SHE is NOT change; she is status quo.

    April 29, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  11. ray

    i believe if people want to change the way america has been run by crooked people in congress,senate and the white house. vote for change not the past.

    April 29, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  12. AA For Change

    Clinton may have the momentum, but she needs votes to win... otherwise Obama is unbeatable in the primary.

    April 29, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  13. Frank

    I could not dislike any candidate more than Hillary Clinton. I am a Democrat – at least I have been loyal in the past – but I could and would not vote for this person. Not even if she would be the only person on the ballot .... just like 45% of the Democrats in Michigan.

    April 29, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  14. He's still standing

    All this drama over Rev. Wright (which is ridiculous , because Obama NEVER said these words, another man did) and Obama is still standing. –NOW THAT'S PRESIDENTIAL !!!

    If this was Hillary, she would be crying by now.

    April 29, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  15. Bill, Covington

    Seeing a photo ofHillary Rodham Clinton puts in a mood to vomit and, that is mild as compared to the frame of mind hearing or seeing Barak Hissing Oblabber puts me in.
    If there is anyone out there that believes the stuff he is saying about the low-life Rev. J. Wright you will believe anything. Anyone who believes either Barak or Hillary are both morally and mentaly bankrupt.
    As a mater of fact one could consider that if a person is a Democrat they should be careful about turning their back on that person, least they discover a sharp objest being thrust into their back. They are not nice people.

    April 29, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  16. Jon

    As a lifelong 22 year-old Hoosier who is not like most of the young people in this country who seem to be awestruck by Senator Obama's vision for "CHANGE"!! I will be proud to cast my vote on May 6th for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. I'am not fooled by him and neither should the remaining 300 or so superdelegates!

    YES SHE CAN!! 2008

    April 29, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  17. merle 7

    Thanks for this update Hoosiers please stop this drama and vote Obama

    Obama 08!
    Yes We Can with the help of Indiana!

    April 29, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  18. Glenn

    I am beginning to understand why Bill fooled around with Monica. Seems Hillary wears only pants (pants' suits) to be like the those good ol' boy politicos. She appears lacking any real female triaits. She wants to be more "mannish" than the men!

    April 29, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  19. M.DAWSON

    What is going on in this U.S.A? Who in the "hell"cares about Rev. Wright. Tell me how am I going to keep my home, keep, my job, car, and put gas in it. Gas prices are soaring out of control. What about job losses today, Tell me why we, the american people must choose between food and medicine. "TELL ME THIS CNN, ABC NBC, and FOX NEWS, TELL ME THIS"? NOW THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR. Sign MR.&MRS. American voter,

    April 29, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  20. Peter in Canada

    Clinton can continue her campaign until December, but unless the Superdelegates are absolutely insane, they will confirm Obama as the nominee!
    Without the youth, turncoat Republicans, Independents and African Americans, the Democrats are done for the next 30 years!
    Everyone is buying into Hillary's psychopathy but Obama IS going to be the nominee otherwise the Democrats are just plain suicidal (or extremely stupid).

    April 29, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  21. T. Churchill, Indiana

    . . .I think that Hillary is finished. Hell hath no fury like an Obama Supporter scorned by Hillary lies . We will put her away just like super Tuesday in the remaining states, much to her surprise and bewilderment.

    Obama 08.

    April 29, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  22. Dwight

    Way to go, Hillary !!!!!!!!

    You are, withoud a diubt, the bst choice for thenext President of the Unired States.

    I watched Obama trying to answer questons from reportere re that "PEACHER DUDE", & without a writen speach, he is "NO GOOD AT ALL".
    The other World Leaders will "EAT HIM ALIVE" !!!!!!!!!1

    April 29, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  23. john,pa

    Sen.Clinton will win in indiana.thre is no doubt that.
    obama is not a candidte rightnow for a presidential election. He proved again that he is not qualified, able or efficient for a president candidate. If Hillary doesnt win the nominee , I will vote for Mccain.

    April 29, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  24. Michael Ray Thompson

    The Democrats should realize that they cannot win with a black or a lesbian as their only choice. John McCain is going to clean up this November. Republicans will take control of both the House and the Senate. Maybe we could have a truly conservative government in 2009. We can have conservative judges appointed to the courts.

    April 29, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  25. UnitedWeStand

    Time is on Obama's side. The clock is running out no matter how you spin the numbers, run new ads, whisper in the Superdelegates' ear. You can not and will not win! In a coulple of weeks, you will be unelectable (by your own words) because your name will not be on the ballot to be President.

    Whether you like it or not, Can you smell what Barack ,the Super-delegates and John Edwards are cooking in Indiana and North Carolina? In case you did not know, you are (a turkey) dinner!


    April 29, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
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