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. On the Fence

    Just saw a video about Hillary vs. Peter Paul case on YouTube. I am beginning to lean away from Hillary as I see too much scandal surrounding this candidate. Why is CNN not exposing this to the general public?

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

    So let me get this straight. When Hillary wins PA by 9 its a "Huge Win" but when Obama leads NC by 9 it means he's slipping? Media bias? perhaps.

    Secondly, why is it that one week after Wright spoke he is still front page news??? Wright's goal was to destroy Obama's chances but he cant do it on his own. He needs CNN, Fox and MSNBCs help. They seem more than happy to oblige.

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

    Who is Peter Paul? I keep hearing his name. Why is Hillary facing some kind of trial in November? Why isn't this on the news?

    May 3, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. Pamela in Charlotte

    Obama is going to win BIG in NC!!! Don't be confused with all that crazy hype about HiLiary. She's lying about getting the gas tax removed, she knows it will never get the votes but she says it anyway to make those who can't think for themselves feel better..awww, isn't that sweet. That's how we ended up with GW in the white house and having a depression-era economy–because of non-thinking people! This time the best MAN is going to win!

    May 3, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  5. Victor in NC

    With the Clinton name being out there for 20 yrs or more.. You would have thought the Billary team would have had this state wrapped up.. It only shows that the People are tired of the Clintons.

    So, Go Obama. We are going to bring NC to your back door..

    May 3, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. Kim

    This 'war" between Clinton and Obama needs to stop. I can not fathom the idea of another Republican winning, but the way the dems are fighting I would not be surprised.

    May 3, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  7. obama supporter

    president obama all way to the wh

    May 3, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. EuropeKdG

    Hilary has the heart of a demon, Obama's is pure

    May 3, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  9. nannie bouroughs, Kenosha, WI

    This is depressing... poor Obama has to fight against his own big lying mouth, his wife's big anit-American mouth, the great Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Rev. Wright, his own spiritual advisor!

    This is NOT fair!

    Please Obamamites and all media, please help the poor downtrodden Obama!


    May 3, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. obama supporter

    you are a racist and cnn should throw you out of the bus

    May 3, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  11. keith

    what has happen to all the things that Hillary has said wrong or not sure ? do we remember them, are their so many that we have start to expect them

    May 3, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  12. Interesting

    it could well be that Hillary has calculated the politics well enough to know that putting forward this stupid program will win her votes, even if it does nothing for the people she is duping into voting for her. It's not going to lower the after-tax cost of gas by much, if anything. It will serve as a place holder for taking real action to meaningfully help these voters. The awful irony of it is that her whole posture is premised on a deep disrespect for her audience (they are too stupid to notice that she's hoodwinking them) while Obama is going to get slammed by them for treating them with enough respect to be honest about this proposal. Gotta love politics.

    May 3, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  13. legalbeagle

    It is amazing to me that people are voting for someone who has consistently lied ("misspoken"). Do you think Clinton will suddenly become truthful once she is in the White House? If you think Bush's lies have been destructive to this country, wait for Clinton. Anyone who would lie about something as trivial as "sniper fire" will definitely lie about more important things, like she already has about NAFTA.

    Go Obama! At least he has been honest with the public about his personal struggles, his imperfections and the like. He is a real person, and he is the first politician in my lifetime that has inspired hope!

    May 3, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  14. Dick Dumas,San Diego,CA

    WAKE UP YOU OBAMA PEOPLE – scream about the coverup and failure of the networks to report on the Paul vs Clinton court case-this is a MAJOR coverup that they are not covering-how did the Clintons get a judge or the media to put the squash on this explosive on going story that would positively be more devastating than the Rev Wright story was for barack.

    May 3, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  15. vincy

    Hillary does not have a genuine bone in her, she'll say what ever and do what ever, no matter what she perceives she has to do to win; like sniper fire.

    May 3, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  16. patricia

    Charolette and all of you who believe Obama has a LOT OF STUFF in his closet. You better try getting your news from somewhere besides talk radio or network news. Hill and Bill are neck deep in all manner of shady dealings. The McCaininites will let you know all about, if after she wins the nom. I'm a white granny from alabamy . If I can get Obama, why can't the rest of you. We were the ones with the race issue,remember?

    May 3, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  17. DEANNA

    Yes it is over no matter who wins or loses. i am an obama supporter but I think Clinton should stay in as long as she feels she wants to thru the next next few primaries. We all know that is the situation had been reversed she and her supporters would have screamed and jumped up and down for him to get out but when all contest are over and if he gets the nomination she can't yell foul and that she would have won if she had been allowed to stay in longer.

    May 3, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  18. Charles Williams

    Alot of republicans will be voting for obama in nc and indiana.

    May 3, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  19. ls

    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?

    May 3, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  20. Rach

    Hopefully Hillary can pull if off.

    May 3, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  21. Doreen Augusta Maine

    Why are the pundits saying she is gaining on Barack when the polls are not reflecting a gain. I just pray to God that the American people are smarting that I think they are (especially in the upcoming primary states). Hillary is counting on them being ignorant. That is what all the old type politicians count on - that the voters are less informed than the politician. However, I have come to the conclusion that going to D.C. makes these politician lose whatever brains they had before they went there. Just listen for about an hour when they are holding hearings. It is really quite unbelievable as to the stupid things they say and do.

    May 3, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  22. Dee

    Senator Clinton should be cutting her lead using By Any Means Possible: One of her supporters invited Dr. Wright to the National Press Club and a group of Clinton women called Democrats in NC and told people the were not registered to vote. Go the Fox Website and click Spike Lee and listen to the second story on the phone calls. Apparently some of the women previously worked President Clinton- the Clintons are back at it- on top of their game of deceit.

    May 3, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  23. paul oregon

    its a sad day that the american people cant see beyond there noses
    it sounds like they have enjoyed the last 7 yrs do they think the maccains and mc clintons are going to disrubet there good thing for the american people.
    to bad some of the cnn news staff are so biased and just report the news instead of there opinion.
    google and read it if only half is true this is very scary.

    May 3, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  24. all

    For some days now, all headlines have been" Clinton gaining on Obama" with Obama leading with 9 points. The 9 points has not changed, in fact some report 6 and 7 points. When is Cliton really going to gain on Obama?

    May 3, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  25. hire clinton

    hire the most experienced .

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