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. John

    The gallup poll puts Clinton ahead of Obama by 1% point.This is still, at 5% of error, a tie up.in the process of things to happen-Hillary has the momentum. And will win the Indiana primary. Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!! Go!!

    April 29, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  2. Brian

    Iowa Superdelegate Richard Machacek, said today he is pledging to support Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. This is Obama's 2nd endorsement of the day and 7th in the 7 days since the PA Primary..

    April 29, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  3. E.Knight

    Here" one for u. I like know why is it everyone is so concern about Obama"s Pastor Rev. Wright, Why aren"t they just as concern about Hillary still living with someone who has disgrace the White House. So my question is why isn't they asking Mrs. Hillary to seperate herself from the ex- President?. Whiich is the greater sin.

    April 29, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  4. pat

    Obama is disgusting and shameful, his lack of integrity is abvious. Are the comments of Jeremiah Wright are comments that he never heard before , now we have a chance to see what kind of politician he really is he will throw anybody under the bus to get some votes his grandma, his daughter, his spiritual advisor. I wonder if he called the pastor to tell him that he was going to throw under the bus, like the pastor prayed with him in the basement before he announced his candidacy for president.

    April 29, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  5. Dusacre

    Base on past polls, Obama is statistical tie to Clinton when the polls show that he is ahead at least twice the margin of error, In other word he needs to be at least 8 points ahead of Clinton in this case to be within the poll's margin of error or is statistical tie to Clinton.

    What we should say is that Clinton is about [6 points] ahead of Obama in Indiana. Obama suffer from former governor Wilder’ syndrome: the "Wilder effect". More people say they are going to vote for him than they actually vote for him. And the media cover it by saying that the majority of late deciders go for Hillary

    April 29, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  6. Nunya

    At this point, I would say you can expect Clinton to win in Indiana. The pattern seems to be that she picks up more of the people who claim to be undecided up until the last minute. Undoubtedly this will elicit declarations of how she is still in the race and not going to quit. In all likelihood, Obama will win North Carolina by a bigger margin and gain on her in delegates for the day.

    April 29, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  7. Peter, NC

    This race is about DELEGATE count. Not polls, 2 pt. lead, race, Rev.
    Wright, etc. Hillary Clinton is behind in the delegate count, popular vote
    (only 38% of the country see her as trustworthy), and number of states
    won. Hillary and Senator Obama are NOT tied. Hillary cannot catch
    up. It is time to unite behind the winner.

    Yes We Can
    Obama 08.

    April 29, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  8. APS in Hawaii

    Stop putting out so many polls. What do we need an hour by hour polling to see that nothing has changed. Only the news media could think this is worth while. One poll a week is all the needed. It seems like the news media would like to have a poll for a poll at times.

    April 29, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  9. Hank in PA

    average of most recent polls shows Hillary up about 5-7 percent. Why are you reporting a dead heat? Why not report on ALL the polls like pollster.com??

    April 29, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  10. OBAMA 08

    I am shocked at the number of hypocrites in this country. How many priests preach abstinence, no birth-control, no getting drunk, no lying, no unfaithfulness, etc. How many of you still go to the Catholic church and or listen to the same priests? The majority of you do not agree with the priests views. God knows you do not act on them if you do. Mormons started out with Polygamy...they only stopped because it becam illegal...how many of you Mormons still go to church and listen to your leaders? Do you believe in marrying off and impregnating your 11 year old daughters? You may not, but your religion was based upon it. Is that your fault? Hypocrites!!!

    April 29, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  11. Jack

    The people in Indiana need to consider this: Do you want a Democrat as President?

    If so, you need to vote for Hillary Clinton – THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!

    April 29, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  12. Sara

    Come on Indiana, be wise. VOTE OBAMA 08' NO MORE CLINTONS!!!

    April 29, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  13. Liz

    Sorry Clinton,
    it seems like its a little too late for you. you just don't have enough ELECTED DELEGATES. you CANNOT catch up on this.

    if you remember, Al Gore once one the popular vote but lost the elected delegates. you know what happened to him.

    -former supporter.

    April 29, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  14. suzy

    I know Hillary is ahead by 9 points in Indiana according to SurveyUSA. SurveyUSA is by far the most accurate since it predicted both the 10-points win in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    April 29, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  15. Big E NC

    Indiana, you can not afford not to give Hillary a "BIG WIN" come May 6. You don't want history to judge you that you pushed Hillary out of this very important election about our "POCKET BOOK". You have to give her at least 10 points lead so she can close the deal.

    April 29, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |







    YOU GET MY VOTE!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  17. Arthur-Texas

    RealClearPolitics average of polls show Hillary up by 2.2,and I trust them more than CNN.

    April 29, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  18. The Line is Drawn

    I simply can't tolerate Clinton supporters anymore. The hate you spread is vile. I had respect for you. You are all calling Obama's ship sunk, and you are attacking fellow Democratic supporters as if they are the enemy in truth.

    I want to see a Democrat in the White House, but I won't sacrifice my morales to vote for Hillary Clinton. I'm sorry, but if she pulls this out, I'm not going to vote.

    You Clinton supporters threaten to not vote for Obama; it works both ways.

    Obama '08

    April 29, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  19. REDDOG

    The longer this race goes on the more we start to see Obama vision of change.
    1. Florida amd Michigan your right to vote does not count.
    2. If you earn more than 75K a year your rich and I want to take more of it from you.(By the way Mr. Obama I work 2 full time jobs to make that happen and you can't have it.)
    3. If you hang on to guns and religion there is something wrong with you.
    4. The space program is no longer inspirational and needs to go away.
    I starting to think the real change that this canidate may want is to take away some of our hard earned freedom.

    April 29, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  20. KimSC

    This is fantastic! After a day of Obama denouncing Wright for his latest comments, guess he sees himself slipping in the polls so had to do something.

    I believe Obama and Wright are trying to dupe the American people into thinking they are angry with each other to take the heat off. If he wasn't mad about this nonsense for 20 years WHY would he be mad now? OH because he is slipping in the polls!

    This is a political move, equal to hiding Wright in the basement on the day he announced his candidacy. They are and will be forever connected and IF by some miracle Obama makes it to the Whitehouse, Wright will be right there by his side.

    Not fooled for a second....GO HILLARY!

    April 29, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  21. Del

    Rev Wright is a preacher! Obama is a politician, Clinton is bend on making a Dynasty come true and offcourse "No C'try for old man". Didn't this last line took the oscars home last yr. No c'try for McCain indeed!

    April 29, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  22. Shannon

    Many Americans will find Rev Wright to be offensive, his hate America rhetoric and his hatred of whites, didn't just appear overnight. In the interview on PBS, he said we cling to our fears of things that are different, those words were echoed by Obama in PA. Obviously the man who married Obama, who baptized his children, who inspired his book and who was his mentor, didn't just become crazy and hateful. Obama was aware of his character when he "dis-invited him from his campaign kick-off. Well I guess he didn't really dis-invite him, he was there hiding, so Obama could say he was separating from him. Politics of hope and change sure does sound hate filled. I'll stickl with the same old, same old, if this man is an example of Obama's judgment in who to surround himself with.

    April 29, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  23. The Patriot

    Indiana voters seems to be a very objective. If the voters all around the country would analyze the candidates without bias due to demorgraphic identification then the polls in every state would all look closely to a tie.

    April 29, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  24. kim in portland, oregon

    i'm getting really nervous, this needs to end soon so the democrats can focus their attention on mccain and ALL the reasons he should NOT be president (it'll be like shooting fish in a barrel!!)

    April 29, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  25. Stephan David

    That's a loss for Clinton. Too bad. So sad. Go away Hillary.

    April 29, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
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