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. mitch from ark.

    we'll see who has momentum after this tuesday,when obama wins n.c.,and with his guam win,today,and a split in delegates in indiana ,hillary will see that negative politics doesn't work with us ,anymore.she will be behind in every category,including super delegates,and her support will begin to wane.obama will be our next president.

    May 3, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. Neckz

    Don't forget that Hillary has proven to be a liar in many ways for which she had repeatedly apologized to America. This means Hillary has experience in lying. Obama has not lied about anything and has not apologized except about Guns and Church. Now who would you prefer to lead America?

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

    Has America forgotten that Clintons = Corruption/Scandals.
    I do beleive that America deserves break from the past scandals
    of Clintons and short sitedness of Bushes.

    May 3, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  4. patricef

    Will there ever be a change in the overriding opinion of the people of the US as not being stupid? Everyone is not as uniformed as you think. Remember the impossible lead Clinton had in Pennsylvania and your terminology that a win is a win no matter what the margin was? We will see.

    May 3, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |

    I couldn't care less if it's a one point lead, remember the Clinton's words a win is a win!

    I guess we FULLY UNERSTAND WHY Bill Clinton stood and opened his mouth to say that caucuses DON'T COUNT, well that's because Obama has won EVERYONE of them to date.

    It's AMAZING how those Clinton's ALWAYS DISMISS every primary or caucus Obama wins, dismissing the efforts of the voters and the voters themselves these same ones that they go into their states, cities and towns and profess to hold so dear. Remember while they were ahead the Clinton's were STILL saying that Fla. & Mi. did not matter, they both stated this, but now that these two states are so necessary for them to win, they have BECOME the most important voters of all. Give me a break how stupid do they really think people are?

    Hillary must have forgot to tell them she has ROOTS THERE!

    May 3, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  6. john doe III

    party people...we are acting like pre-adolescents. Both Obama and Hillary are democratz trying to do their best to persuade voters to vote from their positions on what's best for America. The will of the people has spoken, Hillary cannot win. Unless the darkside of the American personality shows its ugly head and breaks the rules on DNC party rules for "of cousre" a White person. What will that tell the world about America and her moral judgment?

    May 3, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  7. April

    I keep hearing everyone talking about the number of states Obama has won. The number of states doesn't really make that much difference, when you look at the population of the territories he's won versus those of Hillary Clinton. If this were an actual presidential election, there would be no question as to who the actual winner would be. Whether we like it or not we use the electoral college to elect our president. The electoral college requires 270 votes to win the election. If we were to use the same system to elect a candidate for the democrats, Hillary Clinton would be the clear choice. At present she holds 240 electoal votes to Obama's 196. We need to stop bickering among the party and focus on the candidate that can bring a win in November. Hillary shows that she can be a winner.

    Also, if you speak with democrat voters many will tell you that even if Obama doesn't win the democratic spot, they would still vote for Hillary. However, many who are asked the opposite will tell you they would choose McCain over Obama. This is something the I hope the democrats will take into consideration when making their choice.

    May 3, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  8. lb

    Let put everything in perspective.....
    Just in the last month, HRC campaign mgr. was caught striking a deal with columbia trade pact, a lawsuit in ca. was posponed until after the elections for illegal campagin contributions, HRC was caught lying on bosnia and the dying mother & baby in ohio, and recently threatened to "obliterate" iran. Obama used the word "bitter" and his former pastor is volitile. Is the american public so influenced by biased media that they can't form an opinion they own?

    May 3, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  9. FrankM

    This election is like Nixon's first win. Rockefeller was on his heels saying Nixon couldn't win. Interviewed after the nomination Rockefeller said testily, "Yes, Nixon can win. Any Republican can win this November."

    No need to dig for dirt. Hillary's support of the gas tax moratorium is irresponsible pandering to voters who don't understand supply and demand. Obama has the courage to take a potentially unpopular but economically responsible stand.

    The Wright flap is damaging. Sure. An attempt to aggravate racist suspicions against Obama. Something he needs to deal with. His first attempt was good, but there is plenty of more work to be done. Of course there is no substance here, but Wright may last longer than the even less substantial Paula Jones.

    "Baggage?" Let's see. Are we talking leather here? Cattle futures must be good for something besides enriching poor politicians.

    May 3, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. rosebow

    It depresses me to read some of these ignorant posts. If people read the papers and watch the political media, but still promote Hillary for President, then they are rather very thick or they are putting their heads in the sand. Hillary's judgement – consistently wrong – (i.e. Bosnia snipers, voting Yes to Iraq war; agreeing to giving NY state illegal immigrants drivers' licenses, voting in favor of NAFTA , offering $20 -$30 savings on your gas usage this summer as she once again voted "me too' following Senator McCain, an aging patriot that is losing touch more and more each day)....

    I want to add that in my opinion, Reverend Wright the bigot who enjoy hating everything and everyone, is not the reason Obama is losing votes – Its just that too many whites will not vote for a black man, even if that black mans soul is 'whiter' than theirs.

    May 3, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. Bush

    I have never seen so much foolishness in my life. War left and right and more to come, gas price very high with a solution that is going to make the current situation worth, US economy in recession; please tell me, is this the definition of democracy? Where are the smart people in this country? How is it so right for the voters all this and so wrong for the country? Do Americans love their country? How?

    May 3, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  12. David Goldman for OBAMA


    May 3, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  13. 58 white old ladies for OBAMA



    May 3, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  14. fred17

    Clinton is a liar. She is manipulative, narcissistic and dishonest to the core.

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

    Hey Charlotte: the same thing that happened to hers in Penn.
    C'mon she's done, like dinner.

    May 3, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  16. mimi de la cruz foe OBAMA




    May 3, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  17. Obama Richardson

    No chance in hell for Clinton. Any gain or lead she gets is the result of a recent and temporary lie.

    She's a liar and a be-otch. We won't have her for prez. Sorry to all you delusional folks who can't seem to get by the fact that she's a woman and a Clinton, so should be a leader.


    May 3, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  18. Indiana

    It doesn't matter if he wins NC because his goose is already cooked!

    This guy is not representative of the American population and the primary results have shown that time and again.

    Bye bye Obama!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. Steve

    Obama voters unite!

    May 3, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  20. R. Clarke


    May 3, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  21. sue in Raleigh

    Hillary Rocks and she will win NC and Indiana and be the next president of the United States. What a grand day that will be.

    Say goodbye to Obama!

    Goodbye Obama

    May 3, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  22. Kristine Johanson

    Clinton is gaining ground through no credit of her own. It's simply that the Jeremy Wright episode has hurt Obama, through no fault of his own. Oh, I shouldn't forget: Clinton's gang of smear experts did dig up some old stories to discredit Obama. C'mon Americans, don't fall for those old tricks. Think with your head and your heart.

    May 3, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  23. Michael

    Hey Clinton supporters what ever happened to "A win is a win", news flash she can't afford to loose any of the remaining primaries!

    May 3, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |

    Clinton will not win NC and the media needs to get used to the idea. why are they not reporting on Paul vs Clinton saga? cowards. They have been threatened by the Clinton lawyers but we are standing behind Obama all the way and he is getting the nomination.

    May 3, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  25. Coleman R. Brice, Asbury Park, NJ

    THIS is the American way? Lying and cheating your way to the top?

    Congratulations Hillary..

    May 3, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
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