May 3rd, 2008
01:10 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton gaining on Obama in North Carolina

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Clinton gaining on Obama in North Carolina according the the latest CNN poll of polls."]
(CNN)— Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is gaining on Barack Obama’s lead in North Carolina’s polls, three days before the states May 6 primary.

The latest CNN poll of polls out Saturday shows Obama has a 9 point lead with 50 percent to Clinton’s 41 percent among likely Democratic voters.

The new average consists of four surveys: Zogby (May 1-2), ARG (April 30-May 1), Research 2000 (April 29-30), and Mason-Dixon (April 28-29).

Both candidates continue to campaign hard in North Carolina ahead of Tuesday’s primary, where 115 delegates are at stake.

soundoff (224 Responses)
  1. obama supporter

    the money barack took was from employes who worked gas stations and jobs like that why in the hell don't you tell the whole thing and hill took mtwice as much from the same people. sad you stoop to her level
    one thing to it she is rich sand you will still be one of us little people

    May 3, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. Murat

    Hillary is a socialist and will do nothing but ruin our country. She plays dirty politics, takes and gives bribes, and lies alot.

    It's time for a honest government.

    Obama 08'

    May 3, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. Esoxslayer

    HILLARY CLINTON depends on the ignorant, as Bill Clinton puts it, "Walmart democrats". Normal folk call these people Blue-Collar workers. But then, CLINTONS are ELITISTS !!!

    May 3, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  4. Griff

    You're gonna get Skittled. Obama..

    May 3, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  5. Josh

    I'm just not falling for the gas tax holiday bait. We're tired of politicians trying to manipulate us. We let it happen because we were scared and trusted those politicians to take care of our interests. Now we understand the consequences, and that's why we are changing the electoral map.

    May 3, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  6. von shapovsky

    a win is a win

    May 3, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  7. John Hewitt

    Obama for President, Nancy Pelosi for Vice President. Go, go, go.

    May 3, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. janet in wv


    May 3, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  9. John Smith

    I guess when Obama moves from 7% to 9%, that means Hillary is gaining!!

    Also, when the delegate counts are higher for Obama than Hillary, it means Hillary is winning!!!

    I love CNN. I better go and watch the news instead of wasting my time on an uninformed blogg

    May 3, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |

    Vote HILLARY CLINTON !Lets follow her too the WhiteHouse she knows the way !!!!!!At least we know who she is and will fight for all in AMERICA !

    May 3, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. HRC...the Bell Tolls for Thee...

    Yeah...Yeah...Yeah...the polls said that Obama was gaining on Hillary in Pennsylvania.

    Obama 08!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. steve

    I'm sooooooooo sick of politics.

    May 3, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  13. Dan

    Obama down in flames .... he's not qualified anyway

    May 3, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. Jonathan

    I have a dream:
    Dream ticket.

    May 3, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. karen


    May 3, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. Jane

    Obama/Sebelius '08. A great winning team!

    May 3, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  17. sanjay h patel

    This all TV MEDIA are bias. Giving big favor to hillary clinton and trying to single out obama on purpose by telecasting obama's pastor's speech again and again.

    Clinton is still in the race because of the media and her negative campaign while obama is truthfual person whom american understands well.

    May 3, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  18. Tom

    How is Hillary gaining in NC and she got booed at the Jefferson dinner why is CNN reporting this on new station or even on the comment board

    May 3, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  19. Michael

    It will be interesting to here the spin on Wednesday. After PA the Obama spin was how he closed the gap. Tit for Tat.

    May 3, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  20. Curtis From Michigan

    The biggest problem with obama. Is that even "Working" On universal health care is a pipe dream that will never come around. The costs of universal health care are so great that if we ever tried it we would go so broke it would be unreal...Obama may be a talented speaker...But so was hitler.

    May 3, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  21. Barbara

    I thought Clinton's lead before today's announcement was 7% This doesn't sound like an increase for Hillary – rather, it's the opposite – a 2% slip. I wish you folks wouldn't slant things in Hillary's favor all the time.

    May 3, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  22. Curt

    How do you figure that it is a gain?????

    Yesterday she was 7 pts. behind and today it is 9.

    Must be more of that "Clinton" math!!

    Obama president!

    May 3, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  23. darryl

    americans deserve exactly what it gets.

    May 3, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  24. Joe from Michigan

    "May 3rd, 2008 2:12 pm ET

    Real Clear Politics latest data on the race:

    North Carolina
    Rasmussen – Obama +9
    Insider Advantage – Obama +5
    Zogby – Obama +9
    Research 2000 – Obama +7

    Why does CNN support distortions of the facts?"

    How is this distorting facts? In fact, if you use these polls, his lead is even narrower!! My, how "intelligent" some people are!

    May 3, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
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