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. Vedant

    I hope you win Hillary.. I see a real fighter in you...

    May 3, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  2. Jayson

    Could it be that people are realizing that Obamas Wonderland Express is just powered by dreams and not by any level of reality? The fact that supposedly educated members of the Democratic party have wasted their votes on someone who has no experience, accomplishments, or even a plan that isn't powered just by the idea of change doesn't say much for their common sense.

    May 3, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  3. Shirley-Ohio

    It doesn't matter what happens at this point the math will never change and he is winning. Hillary can argue what she wants to argue about winning what states big state, small state, red states, blue states. The superdelegates will not and I must repeat myself will not take the nomination from someone who clearly won it. How often does that happen? Never. How would it look for superdelegates taking the nomination from a black man who won it fair and square. It is just not going to happen. They are both good candiates but he has won and its over. The media don't want it to be over because their rating are going to drop once this race is over so they continue to push that if she get close, if she win this, if she win that, this is the media at work. Its over and anyone thinking that it is not is fooling themselves. Good luck Hillary with whatever you chose to do after this, but you have lost.

    May 3, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  4. Obama 08

    So...Hillary went down by 10 points in Pennsylvania and yet CNN called it a landslide victory?? Polls say the same thing about Obama in North Carolina and it is Clinton gaining?? Your channel is becoming pathetic and your blog nothing more than a spokesman for the Clinton campaign.

    May 3, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  5. CNN loves Hillary

    What a second...didn't CNN report a smaller margin earlier this week?

    We know Wolfie would LOVE for Clinton to win, but enough already with your stupid polls!! Anyway you slice it Obama is still leading!

    May 3, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. Tubby The Tuba

    Why can't Clinton close the deal?

    May 3, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  7. Think people

    Charlotte– same thing that happened to Hillary's supposed landslide in PA, where she went from a 20+% lead to 9%.

    May 3, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  8. Pam

    Think about this...if Hillary wins in November (what a horrible thought) and gets a 2nd term (again...a horrible thought) we will have 28 straight years of either a Clinton or Bush in the White House. No thanks.

    May 3, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  9. Sistah

    When Obama closes the gap, it's called SLIGHTLY...

    When HRC does it, it is called a BIG GAIN...

    Wouldn't it be interesting if...

    HRC wasn't known for being a first lady...

    But she was on the same playing field with Obama.

    Now you tell me, "Why hasn't SHE closed the race!"

    May 3, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. Mike in NYC

    A single digit victory for BO in NC would spell a demographic defeat for him. If it ends up around five percent, it would be a disaster.

    barackobama4prez wrote:

    "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."

    If by "UPSET" you mean a Clinton win, no sane person expects that to happen. She'd have to get five out of six non-blacks.

    The final PA margin was consistent with Ohio. No surprise there.

    May 3, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  11. Harvey in Va

    Go Hillary you can win

    May 3, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  12. Jules, Anytown, NC

    They've been singing this "Obama is losing support" song since earlier in the week. I saw it at first, but the Obama campaign must have a last-minute surge. He was down to a 7 point lead over Clinton and now he's back up to 9. 1 point away from the famed double digit lead that Clinton had over Obama in PA. Get it together CNN.

    May 3, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  13. Jan from Boca Raton

    People are starting to wise up, They know Clinton is the only one

    to beat McCain in the election. Obama supporters need to accept

    the fact.

    HILLARY 08

    May 3, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  14. Tyler

    Hillary is a smart lady. That would be great if she wins NC and Indiana.

    May 3, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  15. Mary from Oregon

    They seem to have succeeded in getting Democrats to hate each other. Sad.

    May 3, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  16. JENA from Woodbridge

    Obama will win NC and Indiana.

    Go Obama 08

    May 3, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  17. Shirley-Ohio


    May 3, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. susangoldbeck

    Hillary and her gas tax says it all about her. She will do and say anything to be president. It is just that simple.

    May 3, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  19. Dylan John

    Maybe he'll win by 9.3 percent and we can round it up to 10 and say he won by double digits!

    Obama '08

    May 3, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  20. Eric S.

    How can people be so blind to Clinton's tricks?
    She is a typical politician just saying whatever she thinks will get votes, not what she truly believes.

    Go Obama!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  21. james

    Who cares who has the most delegates, or popular votes. None of it matters. Does anyone remember the disenchantment the Democrats felt after Florida in 2000? You are the ones that are proposing we do the exact same thing again. The people have spoken and there is a clear leader. Hillary needs to save what little dignity she has left and just go away. There is a reason the Republicans want her to win. If you were rooting for an opponent would you want the strongest opponent or the weakest? Think about it. The Republicans are afraid of Obama and not Hillary.

    May 3, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  22. Nora, FLORIDA

    The Spin Doctors of CNN are in. Spin it CNN spin It because, I don't recall you having a caption for Obama when he gained on Hillary. As a matter of fact, you barely recognized it during the P.A. primaries and people wonder why others think that their are biases and racism in the country. Just look @ many of the media outlets.

    May 3, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  23. Ron

    If its Hillary then we did the right thing and we should thank or lucky stars

    May 3, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  24. frank

    She says what you want to hear she can not be trusted.....

    May 3, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  25. Vasan

    Obama can not win in the general election. He is "damaged goods". Dems will be making a huge msitake when they nominate Obama.

    Hillary is the "Real Thing"

    May 3, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
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