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. Annette

    I hope Indiana Democrats look at the totality of what both candidates bring to the table rather than the diversions that have temporarily garnered headlines. With Barack Obama stating the obvious today that no one speaks for him except himself, we have a real chance in this country to restore creditable leadership to the White House. For nearly two decades the Presidency has been tarnished–either by an incompetent president or because others have sought to dimish the office (in the case of the Clinton years). In Barack Obama we have a man from humble beginnings who understands what hard works means, who has the experience of world views, who can bring people together and has the potential of re-inspiring America back to greatness. He does not pander when he answers questions. He is solid and sincere. He is brilliant and has a deep understanding of where America needs to go. Above all, he has ignited so many people to believe again in the American ideal. Indiana (and North Carolina) I hope you put Barack Obama over the top.

    April 29, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  2. Linda

    I cannot understand why any United States Citizen would even think of voting for Obama. If it wasn’t before it is now quite evident that he has lied from DAY ONE. At least his wife told her true feelings.
    He un-invited his preacher from his coming out ceremony exactly because he knew the man was a bigot who is full of hate and desperation. There is no way any intelligent United States Citizen can believe for one second that Obama went to that church for 20 odd years and was not aware of exactly what his so called “mentor” was. He did know. He has known all along and has lied. I really do not know how he can show his own face in this disgraceful situation.
    This man is the one that Obama just told all of us that he could no more denounce this pastor then he could his white grandmother. I am sure that his grandmother would not approve of how her grandson has stood up in front of the nation and lied again and again.

    Obama is Politically DEAD.

    April 29, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  3. edward anagho

    even if she wins indiana, it will take her to no where,the clintons are doing no good to the party.

    April 29, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  4. mike

    What makes me worry about H. is that why Rev. Write pop up during crucial time? What is the relationship with her, committed or with her component?
    Unfortunately he better burn himself rather if his things such ways standing for black equality. I don't think he knows what he is doing like Mc. too…
    Although O. is black and I,..I am not supporting him, but he is seems to me different for this 21st century of what American meant around the world.
    So really I don't believe for H. that she could bring anything rather comforting her accompanies and 2nd round her own business and covered racial discriminated life among minority

    April 29, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  5. KURT


    April 29, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  6. Philip

    She will continue in the race until August.

    April 29, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  7. Lindsey

    Paul vs Clinton. Why isn't the media talking about this case? Biased in favor of Hillary as usual, afraid of Hillary because she had complained about the media being too harsh on her. So, they are focusing on Obama instead and are leaving Hillary alone.

    April 29, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  8. JOYCE

    go obama
    how proud i am for your being a gentalman and i feel so bad for how your x pastor let you down. you still have all us supporters

    April 29, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  9. matt

    Hillary Clinton has picked up a big super-delegate endorsement, with the campaign announcing the support of Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a key rural Democrat.

    Skelton cited Hillary's strengths in rural areas as major reason for his support, plus her positions on national security. This further ties in with the efforts Hillary has made to overpower Obama among white rural voters in places like Pennsylvania and now North Carolina, and complements her endorsement this morning from North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley.

    April 29, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  10. Andy

    Someone tell Hillary to play with that delegate counter calculator ...because this contest was over a long time ago. Guess she won't rest until she has completely ruined the Dem's chances in November ...and with it, four more years of Republicans wreaking havoc at home and abroad. Watching from afar in Ontario and outside the box, it's hard to understand how anyone will still vote for her in her wild blind Bush like destructive crusade for power.

    Sensible Canadians for Obama!

    April 29, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  11. Micheline Schulte

    I am truly wondering if the Reverend Wright was approched by the Clintons and got paid a million $ or more to try to destroy Obama. I am glad Obama put an end to this destructive madness by Reverend Wright.
    Reverend Wright should have quit while he was ahead. He seems very jealous of Obama's success. Obama has been working very hard to get where he is now. I will vote for him in the primaries. If it is Hillary I refuse to vote.
    Redmond, Washington

    April 29, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  12. Wil Smith Jackson, MS

    Funny thing no one believe Obama, I think he still believes everything Pastor Wright does. I am glad Obama is not my friend, he would sell me out. Do you really think Obama mean what he say or just want to win at all cost. I don't trust Obama nor his Wife. They are just what they claim not to be. I thought Rev. Wright was an Old Uncle of the family. Obama knew what Wright was about all the time, now he want to FOOL all of us other wise. Remember at one time Obama said he never heard Rev. Wright speak in a bad tone, then he gets on National TV and say to all of us he did hear Wright speak in a bad tone, and NOW again he claim he never heard Wright speak in the way he spoke to the press Yesterday. What the Heck do Obama stand for, are we going to just keep believing every LIE Obama say. WAKE UP AMERICA.

    HILLARY 08

    April 29, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  13. Corry

    Indiana and NC voters need to get real...The need for political change is necessary to effect the global issues in the world, poverty, rising oil costs, environmental disruption etc.. Most importantly the change of our economy, instituting new jobs on our land and restricting the redirection of our jobs oversees...As for which candidate to back, I strongly suggest backing Barack Obama...He has relayed upon the need for change in not only the world, but for the democracy of our politics....The american way is to protect and entrust in an environment that relishes the need for clean resources and social economic growth...We all have to come together and relish the opportunity to grow anew with a candidate that has the ability to improve relations of the world and commit to lowering the spending of big business and oil companies to bring our recession back to progression....Thanks


    April 29, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  14. Pam

    Indiana wants Hillary Clinton to be the next President. We need someone that can fight for us not denounce she ever new us.
    I can't figure how Clinton and Obama can be tied.
    Do you really believe Obama sat in the Church of God and did not hear any of this hatred, racism and stupidity? C'mon 20 years and didn't know that his pastor was evil.
    Can someone tell me why Wright has not lost his job for his public comments of racism? Also I would like to have a few minutes alone with Wright to explain what love is and how I love my country.
    I want Wright out of my country NOW. I don't care where he goes but he is not welcomed in my country.

    April 29, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  15. sjp

    well, well, well. and i thought pennsylvania marked her as the comeback kid again, lol. obama is ready to end this nomination as he did today the embarrasing acquaintence of rev. wright. obama has brought a positive approach to this nomination and even in the face of wrights craziness and hillarys negativity he has stayed on course. any candidate strong enough to face the challenges he has in the past month and still be positive and on top more than earns my backing and vote. 143 delegates/ 1//2 million popular votes/ majority of state victories against a nominee we all thought unbeatable only 3 months ago shows he is a capable leader.

    April 29, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  16. Democrat now IND

    obama has a negative mailer that he has out too. SO less report all the news. both sides have gone negative TUESDAY.

    April 29, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  17. Mike G

    I am hopeful that Indiana voters think very hard about where they want this Nation to go-We are sick and tired of negative politics as usual and we deserve better. Hillary needs to go back to New York and take a Dale Carnegie Course-"How to Win Friends and Influence People"- She's going about it all wrong!
    Obama 08!

    April 29, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  18. Hillary Clinton

    i care more about the chance of me becoming president then having any democrat win. EITHER I WIN OR NO ONE WINS!

    April 29, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  19. Kristin Barton

    Clinton/Edwards!!!!! Go Hillary!

    April 29, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  20. dc

    UH OH tied, Time for Hillary Kitchen Sink, stank moves to get an edge on, Iam not being mean it is usually what she does JUST before the primary and then the "Blue Collar whites" are they any different than Native American, Hispanic or Asian Blue Collars? get all scared and vote for her out of Fear of losing america to the "people of color"

    April 29, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  21. Deborah



    American's do not fall for the deception of the Clinton's
    You really need to think twice about sending Bill back to the Whitehouse he could really do a lot of damage

    mama's don't let your daughters go to the whitehouse if bill is placed back in the whitehouse

    think about all of the clinton lies and dirty tactics over the years. Don't do it
    Don't put those sleazy folks back in the whitehouse

    April 29, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  22. probama

    get it done, people.

    April 29, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  23. Sylvester

    Ask Hillary and Bill Clinton to make public the names of donors to Clinton presidential libary ($500 millions). PLEASE.
    This is very important and I believe the GOP has the list already.
    It should not be ONLY about Rev. Wright. PLEASE!

    April 29, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  24. Michael

    Good for Hillary - she has proved she is a real fighter, and has the strength to lead our country.

    April 29, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  25. Michael

    Indiana can't be as thick headed as PA. Can they??? Com'on lets get real here... CLINTON LOST ALREADY!

    Vote Barack and let Hillary doggie paddle back to shore!

    April 29, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
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