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. toli

    bet on the sure thing


    May 3, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  2. Dani

    You know if Obama had anything all wrapped up, Clinton would have been out of the race a long time ago and would defnitely not have a glimmer of support left. Obviously, there is good reason to doubt Obama's ability to win in a general election.

    May 3, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  3. Charlotte

    What happened to his NC landslide victory?

    May 3, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. barackobama4prez

    Let's just wait for Tuesday to see what happens. All this speculation never changes anything. Interesting how they will bet on Clinton pulling an UPSET in North Carolina even though Obama was the underdog in PA but never got full credit for tightening the race. Even in the midst of bitter-gate he still held her to a single-digit victory. It's all long as the math stays on our side...we're good.

    May 3, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  5. H


    May 3, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  6. Elizabeth

    Clinton News Network. Over a hundred thousand people have ALREADY voted in NC during the big leads Obama had over Clinton. Trying to help Clinton out every minute I see.

    Now to the Ballot Bowl of The Clintons, airing now probably with Candy Crowley drooling over Clinton's new suit!

    May 3, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  7. kaya.independent.

    Hopefully he still wins North Carolina b/c that would be a disaster if her didn't.

    Why are people forgetting that Obama has won twice as many states as Clinton? These last few states seem to be what everyone is focused on. I'm sure Hillary and her supporters would like to erase all of that but you can't, it's there and will be there. If Hillary wins all the final contests she will still be behind in pledged delegates but she wants everyone to forget that she's only won 15 states. It's ridiculous.

    May 3, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  8. These blogs are worthless

    Charlotte, whose name now appears multiple times on every blog, is obviously a Clinton operative.

    May 3, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  9. Jane

    Perhaps Obama's victory in NC will be only the kind of "landslide" Pennsylvania was for Clinton.

    May 3, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  10. King in MO

    Barrack and Michelle….. vs ……Hilliary, Bill, Chelsea, Rev Wright, 25% of Racist America, All of Fox News Corp, Joe Scarbourough, half of CNN, John McSame, and the RNC.

    Yeah that's a fair fight. Who's the real fighter.

    May 3, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  11. kaya.independent.

    correction: if HE didn't

    May 3, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  12. lady

    == u people are so silly, i bet CIA already made up their mind to put billary in the W.H , coz, they're the only one who can start the WWIII.
    mcfart is too old, obama doesn't want to kill people.

    May 3, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  13. Charlotte

    Obama has taken over a million dollars in donations from sub-prime lenders. Citigroup,Washington Mutual,Countrywide,Credit Suisse, Centex and Goldman Sachs. He is beholden to them and their tatics. He talks out of both sides of his mouth. He is a typical politician who will say what he thinks you want to hear. Rev. Wright said it all, Obama is a politician who says what a politician needs to say to win."
    Google it folks.. I'm just a supporter who will blog with the rest of you, I cannot let you Obama-bots get away with your lies...

    May 3, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  14. bannister

    The voters are apparently willing to sell their vote for a one-time $35 gas saving, which will be wiped out by a price increase in the cost of gas. Hillary's record=breaking earmaarks totalling $2.3 billion indicate that others will reward her with their votes and donations. I don't want to sound cynical, but it's looking that way.

    May 3, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  15. Issues Please.....

    How is she gaining when yesterday it was 49% Obama and 42 for Clinton–that was a 7% advantage for now it's 9%. I'm confused CNN.

    May 3, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  16. Edith Arkansas

    If everyone knew all about the fraud civil lawsuit Paul v Hilliary Clinton that the news media and the judge don't want you to know about. It remains to be seen what the voters will think of Hillary. go to and read all that you can about the case. Hillary is called a fraudulent Senator.

    May 3, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  17. Joe Reg

    It is too late for her to do anything meaningfull.

    She can be on his heels, but that's it.

    She will do the right thing and surrender unconditionally by the end of next week.

    May 3, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  18. Michael

    I love the name calling on blogs: "Clinton operative" and "Clinton News Network" are the best. NOT!

    Get a clue people! Obama was WRONG about WRIGHT and his shady, close PERSONAL ties to CRIMINALS like Tony Rezko and Bill Ayers demonstrate very POOR JUDGMENT. And let's not forget about his elitist "bitter clinging" comments.

    Hillary and Obama would both make GREAT Presidents. But the only one who can win in November is Hillary. Obama has way too much baggage and the Republican attack machine will DESTROY him in the general election.

    May 3, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  19. Philly



    May 3, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  20. CNN loves Hillary

    MSM is trying to tighten the race for drama. Obama will win NC!

    May 3, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  21. Rush Fan

    Can you say Operation Chaos!!

    May 3, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  22. Joe Reg

    Vote for me and I will make your water tap turns into wine.

    who said that.

    Hillary, but she will give up soon.

    May 3, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  23. Jose

    Just do the math. Clinton need to get over 60% of all remaining delegates. Get over it. Clinton lost.

    May 3, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  24. Gus F

    If Hillary went to a white supremacist church for 20 years or had attended controverial cermons as such as Rev. Wright cermons, or had her spiritual adviser say comments like those of Barrack's pastor, she would have been long ago burned at the stick by the media and lost any hope in this race. I wonder why it is not the same for Barrack Obama?!!!

    May 3, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  25. After further review,Texas

    Charlotte is either Rush Limbaugh in a dress or one of his pinheads.

    May 3, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
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