May 1st, 2008
06:52 AM ET
15 years ago

Poll of polls: Obama losing ground

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Obama now leads Clinton by 1 point nationally."]

(CNN) - The Democratic presidential race is tightening nationally, according to a new CNN average of several recent polls.

Obama's lead is now down to 1 point over Clinton nationwide, 45 percent to 44 percent, in CNN's "poll of polls." That margin is down 3 points from another CNN poll of polls conducted two days ago. In that analysis, Obama led Clinton 47 percent to 43 percent. The margin is also considerably lower than an April 18 poll of polls that showed Obama with an 11 point lead.

The poll of polls consists of three newly released national polls from Fox News/Opinion Dynamics, Gallup, and Newsweek. There is no margin of error on the poll of polls.

Both the Fox News poll and the Gallup poll were conducted partially after Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, made a fresh round of controversial comments earlier this week.

The Fox News poll also appears to show Obama no longer has an edge over Clinton among independent voters. In head-to-head match ups, presumptive Republican nominee John McCain wins independents by a 4 point margin over Clinton (42-38 percent) and by a 10 points over Obama (47 percent to 37 percent).

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  1. bevie

    The experience question???????????

    If I fore-fathers thought so much about expericence there would be no limit on the number of terms you can be president. It would be like the more terms you have under your belt, the more experience you would have. It is just simply not that way.

    April 30, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  2. GS

    What has my country become? This election is worse than the last two. We finally get a chance for Americans to do something citizen morallity. Yet they continue to show how easy they can manipulated. Soapbox soothsayers, ratings hungry media and candidates changing stripes right before their eyes. Obama is our last hope for global unity before our total descent into empirial darkness and no one save the silent majorirty can see it; wake up.

    April 30, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  3. Charles from Houston via Kuwait

    I just love all the Obama supporters who say it doesn't matter that he sat listening to Wright, as long as he doesn't support what he says.

    What if a white candidate attended KKK rallies then declared that he didn't support what they say?

    The fact is that Obama will get "the black vote" because he is black. He will get much of "the white vote" because so many people will fall all over themselves just to prove they aren't racist.

    On the other hand, Hillary needs to denounce her American citizenship, move to Tel Aviv, and run for office there.

    McCain '08

    April 30, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  4. Olympia

    Isn't it sad that in 2008, people still judge each other by the color of their skin. They stereotype each other by the states they live in, the cars they drive and the people they know. It's a good thing public education is free, otherwise we'd still smack rocks together for heat.

    April 30, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
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