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. Samual Adams

    Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. NAFTA sure has been tough on Indiana guess who the idiot was who worked so hard to force it through congress. Yes, Reverend Wright thats who.

    April 29, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  2. Rechi

    Voters are now seeing the true color of Obama. He is so much obsessed with winning the nomination that he would go on to deny his own color. Here is the unifier who divided his own church, his own party and his own people, shame on you Obama. You should never ever be running for the President because you don't have the eligibility or ability or the capacity to run a country like the United States.

    April 29, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  3. Dorothy

    All of you that are voting for Obama – how much do you really know about him? Ask yourself that. I detest Rev. Wright and his comments, but he did say that Obama is denouncing Rev. Wright's comments so Obama can be voted in as President. Just like Rev. Wright said – he says what a pastor says and Obama says what a politician says to get elected. Think about it!!! We can't be so vulnerable as to think that he won't change his views once he's in office.

    April 29, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  4. Kenneth Cheeseman

    It now apopears that both Senator Clinton and Senator Obama are "damaged goods." Because of Rev. Wright, Obama will receive 100% of the black vote and five white votes in Vermont. Senator Clinton would lose thousands of young people and every black vote in the country. That leaves us with a 71 year old man who cannot tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys and says he knows nothing about economics.

    April 29, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  5. look byond

    Obama needs to give a blind eye on the negative campaign Hilary is putting out there.
    He needs to talk about the issues and focus more on the demographics of Indiana and North Carolina. To win those votes that would otherwise go to Hilary.
    We are all know that people like Rush Limburgh, Sean Hannity , Neal Boortz and the rest of the conservative talk show host have been pushing the so call republican voters to vote for Hilary, because they Know that Hilary is a weakerr candidate (HILARY CLINTON) come the general election against rival John Mccain- Bush Policy..
    I encourage all democratic voters, new voters as well as independent and undecided voters in Indiana, and North Carolina to come out in record numbers and vote for change. The change they know Obama is ready to bring in Washington.
    We should not faulter nor should we take for granted the strategies of these conservaties approach to the political arena.

    We all know that senator Obama is a stronger candidate against the republicans come November 2008. So I urge all democrats, indepen dents, unsure voters, defect republicans, both young and old , white,black, Latinos , green or yellow voters to come out in record numbers and vote yes for Obama on Tuesday next.

    April 29, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  6. Mariama P. Gullatte

    What happen to free speech in this country. Has anybody gone to Clinton's or McCain church to see what their pastors preached. Most or I will say many black would agree with Minister Wright. The black experience is very much different from the white experience. It has changed but still a lot of room for more improvement. I had great respect for HILLARY until she pulled out her fangs. I few a hateful person and as a black female, I do not like what I see. I know my vote means nothing, but my opinion is worth a lot because many feel as I do.

    April 29, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  7. Dani

    Obviously Obama doesn't have it in the bag yet, or Clinton would have been out of the race a long, long time ago. Maybe people are turned off by his arrogance and real lack of empathy. He never did apologize for his statement about clinging to guns and religion, and if he really was outraged about his pastor's comments, why did it take 20 years for him to become so incensed? He has good speech writers, that's it, he's all talk and no substance.

    April 29, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  8. Rohit

    C'mon Indiana....bring it home for Obama now. Don't go with Ohio and Pennsylvania...go with Illinois and Iowa.

    The man is a real leader not some leader-by-chance as Hillary. He speaks the truth and refuses to go negative against her never-ending tirades.

    The man is ice-cool whatever the situation....unlike HillBilly who has 1. cried (New Hampshire),
    2. mocked (heavens will open up...),
    3. lied (Bosnia, Colombia trade deal, NAFTA)
    4. complained (why do I get the first question)
    5. played the race card (Bill in South Carolina and Geraldine Ferraro) and has the audacity to say that she is better than Obama
    who never flinched in face of crises as big as Rev Wright and Bittergate. He tackled the problems head-on and showed that he is the kind of person you want to trust your country with.

    April 29, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  9. And he's still standing

    All this drama about Rev. Wright (which is ridiculous because Obama NEVER said these words, they are another man words, not his ) and Hillary still can't put Obama away, she is a weak candidate! She will not win against McCain.

    All the attacks from McCain , Hillary, Bill, Pat Buchanan and the right wing media; Obama is still standing and in the lead – NOW THAT'S PRESIDENTIAL !!!

    Hillary would start crying by now.

    April 29, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  10. NoBama

    Tweedle-Dumb and Tweedle-Dumber.

    Tax the rich! Blame "Big Oil", "Big Pharma", NAFTA, Wall Street, Bankers, etc etc etc.

    These two clowns are so anti-business and anti-trade that you'll all wish Bush was still in office should either one of these far-left, pro-tax dorks win the presidency.

    Who cares which wins Indiana. McCain will win 40+ states.

    April 29, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  11. spencer

    I think the Rev. remarks are racist. If a white person had said something similar to what Wright had said they would be called a racist. Call it what is racism. I think there is a double standard going on here. Why is Obama aligned with so many racist. I do not understand. There not called racist because they are black, wrong, a racist is still a racist black or white. Thank you.

    April 29, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  12. marie

    After istening to you tonight and Cafferty,Again you seem to be giving Obama more air time. I don1e care about the Rev.Wright. The statement by Obama is bull and he knows it. He is just playing on the peoples vote in Indiana and North Carolina. I personally wish the super Delegates would see him as he really is. One minute the superdelegates say "I have to go with my people,then it is I have to go for what is right for the country. This is exactly what Richardson said and flip flopped to Obama. He must have been offered a good job if Obama wins! how democratic is that!! I think the super delagates are afaid that if Obama doesn`t win the blacks will go nuts again when they do not get their way. I will go and do what I can for Hillary . She is the smart one and experienced one,Obaqma is a talker–go back to the college and talk. He is playing with peoples lives here. And people need to understand he is only for the black people and if he gets the nomination and by any chance wins,the black will be the ones to florish . Not by working but by just giving to their communities ,colleges etc. There are black colleges black churchesd and black communities and black americas, Gee what else. White colleges don`t say they are just white colleges or churches or communities,if we did then we`d be said to be racist. If Obama was ral in his statements about Rev. Wright, then why didn!t he say something first and why didn`r he tell Hillary he was sorry for what he said about her and other white people? BECAUSE he is the one and his wife that are making race an issue! Not Bill,not Hillary and not the vast majority of Americn people. but we get blamed for their laziness. We work hard for what we have and work hard in school and business,most of us notheing is just handed to us. That is what the crowds of black communities want. they want the best hiousing and all but don`t get off their butts to earn it. Obama will give it to them!

    April 29, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  13. Raymonde

    Sen. Obama has had not only the "kitchen sink", but the "dirty dish water" as well thrown at him from Sen. Clinton and Rev. Wright. I hope that he will continue to stay focused on his campaign to bring unity and change for a better America. Some of us can see beyond these tactics. Remember, YES WE CAN !!

    April 29, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  14. Martha, Georgia

    Here is what the media and pundits don't want you know.
    Rev. Barbara Reynolds an ordant Clinton Supporter and Rev. Wendel Anthony of the NAACP another Clinton Supporter, set this up for Jeremiah Wright to spew the hate in an effort to derail the train of Senator Obama.
    Once again Hilbilly are at it again.

    April 29, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  15. Tom

    Obama did nothing about Mr. Wright until it began to hurt him politically and now he expects us to believe this b.s.?

    April 29, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  16. Hillary Clinton


    April 29, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  17. mary

    Ok they are tied because he not show people who he relly is, he do not show he is Jeremiah write image, he believe the same, he want to change the wold with same opinion his pastor has.

    April 29, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  18. Underhanded!

    Hillary is a underhanded witch. She alway goes negative. That is her only way to win. She would be the worst President ever. She is the biggest liar already. Another Nixon in a dress.

    April 29, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  19. Jen

    I noticed Barack brought out his "flags that he doesn't need to use to display his patriatism" to denounce his pastor once again. I guess he just uses them for special occasions such as that. He refuses to debate the issues with Hillary and I can't help but think from what I've seen is that it is because he's not well informed on what is really happening in our country.

    April 29, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  20. Robert

    A new poll today shows Clinton ahead by 8 in IN.

    And closing to 5 points behind in NC.

    April 29, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  21. Ridgeway

    Dead even is right. Neither has done anything in Congress. Dead even? or even dead people do more than these two goobers.

    April 29, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  22. Mark

    After all her non-Presidential negativity, and her chameleon like pandering for votes, if you're gullible enough to still vote for her, you deserve what you get. Go anybody BUT Hillary.

    April 29, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  23. Underhanded!

    That's underhanded. Hillary is a big fat liar. Plain and simple.

    April 29, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  24. 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 !!!

    Hillary is a weak candidate!
    She can't take down Obama even with the help of McCain and the right wing media. If this is all they got; Obama is going to the white house.

    Obama is still in the lead (delegates, votes and states) and still has a better opinion poll than her.

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

    April 29, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  25. Joe

    Why can we not get an update on the polls in North Carolina???? Everyone knows that Obama has a huge lead in that state, but news sites seem reluctant to share the numbers. This Democratic race is all but over now. Hillary cannot win! Maybe after Obama cleans up in North Carolina and wins/splits Indiana, Clinton supporters will finally realize their candidate is done. Hillary should then do the proper thing and remove herself from the Democratic race. If not, it shows how truly selfish she is. By staying in the race she would only be hurting the party and her constant negative attacks on Obama will only make the Republicans stronger. Hillary all about Hillary, not the Democratic party. She is blinded by her goal of becoming the first female President and she will resort to whatever negative tactics she has to, to try and get there. Not going to happen for her though!

    April 29, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
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