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 08

    Oh give me a break...Zogby had a poll released on Friday that had Obama up by 16%...

    May 3, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  2. jeff

    Hillary has set her own standards on how these states are to be interpreted. Obama is to be criticized for doing poorly in her strongholds, while it is completely unacceptable for people to expect her to do the same in his.

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

    Clinton come on go home and sleep, you know it will not work.

    May 3, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. michael

    well done clinton! keep working on it and you'll tighten that lead in no time! i hope clinton wins indiana and reduces obama to a 5% or so lead in NC. Clinton can still win this, and she has to, for the sake of America! Polls show she is democrat with the highest chance of winning the GE!

    May 3, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  5. Tubby The Tuba

    Like hillary doesn't have some unsavory people in her group. Paul vs Clinton. Whitewater, Whitehouse firings. There are books published on the nasty people the clintons are tied to. I see why the uneducated vote for hillary.

    May 3, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  6. Clinton's Strong Supporter


    All candidates proclaim "change" "change" "change" No one as much as Barack,,,my feeling is if you want "change" that's what you'll have in your pocket at the end of the day if you vote for Obama. Please all,,,,, vote for the sure thing, the person with the leadership and experience behind her. That will certainly help her lead our nation wisely. We are going all the way, GO HILLARY!!! Those who wanted Hillary to quit,,,shame on you, AMERICANS DON'T QUIT!!

    May 3, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  7. cainmiriam

    OBAMA 08

    May 3, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  8. Carl29

    I hope that the Obama Camp takes advantage of all this polls and raise expectations for Hillary because Obama is going to win double digits. Remember my name on Tuesday nigth ! ! ! If I were the Obama camp, I would be all over the cable news repeating over and over that Hillary is going "to pull an upset," so when the returns come in on Tuesday night the pundits give Obama credit for his win.

    So far, every poll taken in states in the South has underestimated the AA turnout. Look at the polls in South Carolina, Georgia, Mississipi, Alabama, Louisiana. The this is that it's hard to poll minorities because they don't have a strong history of voting.

    May 3, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  9. Duc Luu

    What makes you think Karl Rove keeps giving hint as how Omaba can beat Clinton? Because he thinks McCain and Republican party have a better chance matching up with Obama rather Clinton. Fundamental truth. Like Karl Rove gives a fuss as who is winning among Democrats after all because he looks forward to the general election. Face it, Clinton's been there, done that, she knows how politics insinde the Capital Beltway has been done therefore she has a better chance facing McCain, compared to a young-blood inexperienced Obama. Ligthen up, all fellow Democrats out there. After all, we look forward to the general election, so id rather be sure on Clinton than putting my bet on Obama.

    May 3, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  10. Justin

    Let's face it. Clinton is best equipped to be the next president. IF Obama takes the nomination, which he will get based on a very strong race backing, he will LOSE the general election in November to McSame. So, all you Obama backers need to wake up and see this for what it really is. It's about politics, not a persons race or gender, SO STOP VOTING FOR THAT REASON ALONE.

    May 3, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  11. Yes Joe - Raleigh, NC.

    THe problem with Obama wasn't wright. Giving Obama the benefit of the doubt, Obama only heard those clips from youtube, when the uproar about it came up in March. He defended him, and excused his behavior as a man in a time warp in his race speech. He threw his grandmother under the bus and other white women like G. Ferraro. This man attack white America with his hatred and Obama defended him. It wasn't until Wright attacked him, when he said that Obama would only distance himself because he's a politician, that was not acceptable. So Obama isn't out there to defend this country, only his career and his fame.

    May 3, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  12. Stephanie

    Go NC for Sen. Hillary Clinton. Sen. Clinton will fight for average Americans every day as President. Sen. Clinton has standards, ethics, and experience AS WELL AS A SUPERB EDUCATION.

    Senator Clinton is America's beacon to regain the light that the USA has shown around the world. NC go for Hillary; she will not disappointment America asthe next President of the land we love!

    May 3, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  13. Sue

    Why is Fox News the other network reporting on the "women's group" in NC making robo calls? They are Hillary supporters and target African American voters. They LIE to them about voter status and eligibility trying to discourage them from voting and in some cases telling them they are not eligible to vote. This is outrageous; yet the Pro-Clinton run media of the past 3 months have not reported on this. WHY?? Do the Clintons own some share of stock in these media outlets? Makes me wonder.

    Barack Obama has run a respectable campaign and he has had to deal with not only the unscrupulous Clintons but ever since John McCain wrapped up the republican nomination; the republican party has joined forces with Clinton to try to prevent him from winning the democratic nomination. Again, make me wonder WHY? How corrupt is our government and what are they hiding.

    If you live in NC or IN, please for the good of this country; vote for Obama and let's move on to the General Election

    May 3, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  14. marouf

    go obama you are the best

    May 3, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  15. jeff

    I don't think it's wise for any hillary shill to venture into the territory of "shady personal ties". Hubbel, mcdougal, rich, rodham brothers, about the pot calling the kettle..

    May 3, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  16. D Taliga

    It enough when republican startt to gaeave in Hillary historical corruption,they will eat her like sall fish.
    American wake up she made politics from your children blood 30,000 killed and wounded as well trillions is your bill,she made right judgment you shall put her in jail not to make her prisdent?

    May 3, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  17. john

    I'm tired of Obama of not clinching this election. As a Democrat, which we all are in these comments section, i have to come to believe that Hillary does possess the qualities needed for a strong President, but at the same time having the hearts for us the common people, students like me , and most importantly my little babies. I know for sure that she'll turn all the tables if needed to protect and safegurad the health of my babies.
    She could be shrewd, a woman, but finally i've to come to believe that she is the PRESIDENT OF USA.

    May 3, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  18. Irish Gram

    I am hoping the eyes, ears and brains of voters are finally functioning correctly by voting for the most qualified candidate, Senator Hillary Clinton. Senator Obama made thousands of promises to his South Chicago district in 1996 and should go back and fulfill those first. Are all his promises bogus now as in 1996? America needs someone who can and will fulfill campaign promises made.

    May 3, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  19. Pedro

    Europe for Clinton!!!!!
    A strong woman is needed to end the war. And she is that strong woman.

    Go Hillary!

    May 3, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  20. JG

    Michael: You are flat wrong and a victim of Hillary and conservative propaganda. There is a significant portion of the republican party that will vote for Barack, but not Hillary (Ron Paul like supporters) – in fact the republicans will be galvanized to vote agaist her. Hillary will lose.

    The conservative only have Rev. Wright and Barack just needs to respond on a national scale with the Philly speech and the one from last week . Where Hillary is seen as dishonest and immoral... she cannot change that and has not acted in any way to change it. My father a staunch conservatve will vote for Barack in November or McCain if Hillary wins.

    For real change and a real win it is only Obama '08.

    May 3, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  21. scott from LA

    Well, so now Hillary is tapping into Obama's lead in North Carolina, Hmmm, how about that? But he's winning in Guam right? Less than 2000 votes casts so many people in Guam? I want a fighter for president. Hillary sounds good to me. If Obama is the nominee I worry about having a President who preaches like a minister, has a wife who FINALLY is proud to be a American, thinks people in small towns like their religion and guns because of the poor economy, and has to think about denouncing a minister who sounds just as bad as the other right winged ministers that have brought our country down. And people want to know why many will cross party lines and vote for McCain if Obama is the's not rocket sicience folks. Hillary all the way, GO HILLARY!

    May 3, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  22. phoenix

    well i'm pretty confused as to who should be elected president but one thing is for sure i'd like to see a democrat candidate with full support very soon to take on sen.McCain else he might walk away with the cake all by himself

    May 3, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  23. motley

    All this week i heard all about Mr.wright commits,but i no media coverage at all about pat buchanan racist remarks about obama being lucky to be an american.all news media never reported that at all.

    May 3, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  24. Marcelino R. Gutierrez

    This country desperately needs a new direction that can only come with new leadership. Obama is the only candidate that can bring much needed change to this country. Obama is a sincere and honest person and can be compared to Bobby Kennedy. The Clintons offer more of the same old style politics and it must be rejected.

    May 3, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  25. maca

    Hillary is a smart, strong leader . She will do what is required to help Americans.


    May 3, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
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