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. SPH

    After Obama wins NC, the polls will shift in his favor in Indiana, he will win Indiana by a small margin.

    April 29, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. Dave, IL

    The only poll that counts is the vote on primary day. Between now and then it's either candidates to lose.

    They and their supporters seem to be doing a good job lately of bearing that out by putting their foot in their mouth.

    April 29, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  3. Oregon

    Obama's my choice. But I suspect polls overstate his support. Some voters who say they support Obama are secret racists who will vote against Obama from the privacy of a voting booth.

    April 29, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  4. dee in miami

    i wish cnn willl expose the peter paul vs clinton trial..... for the $17 million fraud....

    and expose the fact that hillarys pastor was convicted of child molestation to a 7 year old just last month

    be fair cnn......

    Obama 08

    April 29, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  5. Tom

    If Obama is up by 2% and not 35% behind after all the garbage of the last few days then this country is heading down the path to hell. That's nearly as disgusting as his 20 years of sitting in that pew and now trying to act like he and the pastor have this big disagreement. I cannot believe the American public is that completely stupid but......................

    April 29, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  6. dorothy

    Great Barack Obama, is still leading and standing tall.

    OBAMA "08


    April 29, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  7. Lake Hart - A Native American Writer

    Looks like nothing changes at CNN – Native Americans are not CNN's American. We have been invisible and silenced by the likes of you forever, however I am here, am I not. You, your money and power, create "Monsters like Rev. Wright" he is your making CNN! Moderate me! Lake Hart.

    April 29, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  8. Democrat now IND

    other polls show her way ahead of him. go hillary

    April 29, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  9. Freddy

    HILLARY will win Indiana! People are sick & tired of empty rhetorics with shady pasts!

    April 29, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  10. aware

    Hillary Clinton 2008 and 2012! 🙂

    Obama is neither authentic nor credible. Wright is right. Obama just says what he has to say as a politician.

    Obama obviously knew all about Jeremiah Wright and his ideology for 20 years. Also, from Barack's comments in San Francisco and Michelle's comments they both agreed with their pastor to a large degree. Then, there is the fact that they have continued there with their two young daughters.

    Interestingly, Obama was most angry about Wright's comments about him. Sounds like an arrogant narcissistic chip off the old block!

    April 29, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  11. Jack, Indianapolis

    Most popular vote + most delegates + most states = Nominee.

    Yes We Can.

    April 29, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  12. Michael

    No more ties!!!! It's time to show Hillary the door, and hope it doesn't hit her on the way out.

    Obama 2008

    April 29, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  13. Joe

    Not for long.

    Go Hillary

    April 29, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  14. Barbara Roberts

    When are people going to wake up and discover that Obama isn't what he says he is and cannot run the country if he is elected he will ruin it. He will be worse then Bush and that is bad, Look at all that Obama has said then look at his minister and others he is wrong for us. Vote for Hillary. I will not vote for Obama regardless. not because he is black because he as not the knowledge he has to big of a ego.

    April 29, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  15. Paul 43

    Why is Indiana so often called "crucial" when North Carolina has more delegates at stake? Because Obama is more likely to win in NC?

    April 29, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  16. James

    Hillary Clinton Required to Testify in November to FEC Fraud – Is this true? Why is no one reporting on it?

    April 29, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  17. Paul 43

    Why is Indiana so often called "crucial" when North Carolina has more delegates at stake?

    April 29, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  18. Dale, DC

    Hello Walt,
    I am sadden that American can be so easily persuaded. Obama has clearly seperated himself from Hillary, McCain and Wright. What would he have to do to really been seen as a person, not a black man, but a person. Hell Tiger Woods, is he white or black. He's a man. Barrack is a good man and it is sad that we may never be able to take advantage of a leader of his statue and moral values. I personally like him. I respected Hillary as our next President before I realized she and her husband would do anything to be in the White House. HILLARY HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS. I WILL NEVER, NEVER, NEVER VOTE HER IN. I WILL STAY HOME FIRST. SHE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF ANYTHING I WANT.

    April 29, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  19. clinton supporter

    come on CNN, stop babying Obama.
    polls inside of Indiana now have Clinton up by 9 points
    Clinton will take Indiana next week with ease

    April 29, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  20. Andre Weisz

    It's time for Hillary Clinton to show patrotism and respect to the Democratic Party, and get out out of the race.
    Her attitude has been too devisive and negative trhoughout the campaign. Is that what the American people need? I'm sure it's not.
    Whereas Obama unites people across lines of race, gender, belief, etcetera, Hillary uses every means to become the nominee (and president). Her attitude has shown all the time that she regards herself as the inevitable nominee and president, and she has been acting accordingly. Is that respectful to the people and a democrtaic process? Is that in the interest of the people and the Democratic Party? I call on people to think for themselves.
    Clearly I am convinced that Obama is the president that the U.S.A. need and deserve. Or would we like to continue with presidents who make nice promises, to regret our choice later.
    Be happy Obama is there to be a president who really makes the difference and support him. To say it mildly: one does not get a candidate like Obama offered every time. He is the one and only candidate who can restore what went wrong in the past 20 years, and who will restore respect for the U.S.A. and its values in the world.

    April 29, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  21. Oliver Florida

    I believe Senentor Obama did exactly what a normal christian would have done by denouncing Rev. Wright hate comments.But one thing Americans should understand is that those comments were made by a pastor and not a church member Obama.He did a good job also by mentaining his church because that shows a sense of forgiveness and unity,rather than quiting as had suggested by Senator Hillary Clinton.Does it mean that Senator Clinton can't forgive?Or she only forgive but certain people for Obvious reasons.If so then I doubt the type of christian she is.Well, I now see why she forgave her husband after the Monica Lewisky's sex scandal.

    April 29, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  22. Nora, FLORIDA

    They are only tied because no one is talking about how Rendell praised Farakhan as well. No one is talking about this court case involving the Clintons. No one is talking about the mountain high debt that she has but feels that she can run a better US economy but can't manage her campaign.

    Give me a break CNN.

    April 29, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  23. Rosemary

    With Indiana, if the Democratic leadership follows their own rules, Hillary will be much closure.

    Where the Dem Rules Really Lead
    By Craig Crawford | April 29, 2008 6:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (277)

    The mandatory penalties set forth by the Democratic National Committee’s delegate selection rules call for outlaw states like Florida and Michigan to only lose half of their delegates to the national convention. And yet the DNC went beyond its own rules to add further penalties, stripping those states of all delegates.

    The DNC rules also prohibited public appearances and electronic advertising before the polls closed by candidates in states that had jumped the approved primary calendar. Barack Obama made a public appearance in Florida in September 2007, talking to reporters after a fundraiser. His campaign also bought television ads on cable news outlets that ran throughout Florida before its renegade primary.

    Strictly speaking, if the DNC rules were tightly construed in this case, Hillary Rodham Clinton would receive half of the Florida delegates she won and Obama would receive none - the penalty for violating the campaign ban.

    April 29, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  24. Brad

    I cannot for the life of me understand why anybody in America would want somebody in the most powerful office in this country who will not even salute the American flag. Shame on them . It is because of these kind of people that this country is in the state that it is in. Lets get somebody in the WhiteHouse that will allow more people from other third world countries. The American people are outnumbered by the immigrants. Our great Gov't. If pro is the opposite of con is congress the opposite of progress? Think about that for a while.

    April 29, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  25. mitch from ark.

    people involved with operation chaos,should be arrested.

    April 29, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
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