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. Clinton News Network (national)

    oh CNN you and your guesses and your polls, please..........you again want to predict clinton wining even if the elections and votes are not yet in. and of course you will give her double digit win even if she has one digit.....

    mmm I hear biased biased biased and misrepresnation

    which is a label of the clintons and rush limbaugh
    clinton = blah blah blah= lies lies lies lies
    CNN=- blah blah blah= lies misrepresenations and biased
    clinton news network national = blah blah =lies

    April 29, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  2. Sharon Minnesota

    Indiana undecided voters, I'm urging you to give your vote to the most experienced (16 years) Sen Hillary Clinton. Not the less experienced (2 years) Jr. Sen Barack Obama.

    Use your good judgement and choose the candidate with good judgement, Hillary Clinton. You only need to look at recent news reports to easily make that decision.

    April 29, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  3. T.C.

    Nice pic of HRC's sign up front and Obama blurry sign in the back. Great reporting by the Clinton News Network!!

    April 29, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. Brenda OBAMA MAMA FOREVER!!!!!!

    Notice the Hillary sign is slowing falling and Obama's is standing tall and solid...still!!! Pictures says a thousand words.

    OBAMA 08!!!!!! and 12!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  5. Jamaal Kansas

    Go Barack Obama people help make calls to Indiana and North Carolina go barack obama go

    April 29, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  6. HillarySkank on myspace

    Wrut Row Hirrery, Ready for a Scoobie Snack and a nap?

    Maybe you can retire back to New York and lick your wounds and maybe plant some pansies

    April 29, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  7. Ohio Voter For Hillary!

    Hillary will win Indiana just like PA Ohio!

    April 29, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  8. zorba

    Oh please, oh please, Indiana, vote Obama and put us out of our misery!

    April 29, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  9. IndependantQ

    We love you and support you Barack. I am sorry that another Black man you thought highly of has turned his back on you after your father did. I could see your pain. Please know that there are Millions that support you!


    April 29, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  10. Terri Patanus




    April 29, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  11. Dylan

    For the love of God, Indiana... do what's right for this party and what's right for this country. Enough fear and smear politics. It's time to unite under the candidate that actually has real integrity.

    Obama 08.

    April 29, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  12. Susan MO

    Hillary Clinton slammed the good people of the South. "Screw 'em", she said. This is a serious insult to all Americans

    Go Obama '08

    April 29, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  13. Jon

    The poll of polls is fundamentally flawed. The polls that comprise this "poll of polls" are not meant to be combined – doing this over-represents some demographics while under-representing or leaving out others entirely. The poll of polls has not been accurate to this point.

    Only SurveyUSA has accurately predicted the results. And for Indiana, Clinton is leading 52-43%. Big difference from the "poll of the polls" tie, huh? Then again, "poll of the polls" had Obama winning California...

    April 29, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  14. Grant

    She needs to win by 20 points to stay in, here and as well as NC....this is going to be the ugliest and meanest week in US political history, the Clintons are going to pull out the tricks, NASTY and rough..he needs to be first to the punch, not necessarily negative, with his positions. Why did not he have an add out explaining his gas price position first, he is always responding, defending and explaining after the Clintons completely distort his positions, while she gets away scott free....call her out, she has no or limited $$ to fight back

    HIs add man should be FIRED

    April 29, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  15. James, Indiana

    Go Obama...I owe you my vote.

    April 29, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  16. Jodie from Idaho

    Exit gracefully Hillary!

    April 29, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  17. Ralph V.

    Hillary reminds me of an old Mexican wrestler named "Mil Mascaras," when translated in English means "1000 Faces." She's put on so many faces in this campaign, who knows which face will show up if she gets nominated.

    She's like a box of chocolates, you don't know what your gonna get until she removes all of the "I'll do anything, say anything to get elected faces." She portrays a very disinginous person.

    Hang in there Sen. Obama, she's just hanging by a string. We know your not Rev. Wright and support you 100%.

    April 29, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  18. dave

    Cong. Skelton from MO has pretty impressive national security credentials..... not very well known on the national stage, but a mover and shaker in the MO congressional delegation.....

    April 29, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  19. Susan

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

    I say let's hand her a big, fat Hoosier loss and send her back to New York.

    April 29, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  20. America Post Obama

    Head or tail? Hillary is the head and Obama is the tail.

    April 29, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  21. Kay

    I wish the news media would focus more the real things that are going on in the world and stop with this Reverend Wright. What about those Polygamist cult, raping these young babies, its horrible and the priest in the catholic church molesting those children. That is wrong and horrible. You need to address those issues and the economy. Stop focusing on Reverend Wright. Please its just horrible.

    Obama will prevail.

    If this was Hillary Clinton's pastor and he was white, the news media would not be doing all of this, I really don't beleive they would do this.

    April 29, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  22. Paul

    Obama is a loser, he threw his own grandmother under the bus to defend Rev Wright

    Now Wright has stood by his comments....

    Obama, you may need a few more years of mentoring from your Pastor

    Hillary 08- Yes she will!!!

    Vote Democrat- Vote for Clinton!

    April 29, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  23. Jack

    Somebody once said that a man like Lyndon Johnson, in any other job but the presidency, would be considered mentally ill. When I consider Hillary Clinton (tho God help us she ever becomes president), I get intimations of the same notion. I'm sure many of her intentions are good, but there's something not quite right.

    April 29, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  24. Raymond

    Obama 08

    April 29, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  25. Barbara Bostic

    Mr. Cafferty is asking a question that cannot be fairly answered. Is he trying to pour more fuel on the fire that Rev. (?) Wright has started?
    I believe that this is an attempt to further chip away at Senator Obama and add to Senator Clinton's pile.

    I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the Clinton's are behind Rev. Wright's appearances.

    April 29, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
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