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. Steven ClementsPhD Student at University of Missouri

    Real Relief, Not Gimmicks. Obama/Sebelius '08

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

    Hillary should be McCain's VP. They are good friends and of like mind in most situations: supported the war, supported NAFTA, support gas tax holiday, very compatible. As it is, Clinton has no chance to win NC. Obama lost PA by 9 points, PA was one of the oldest states that was 89% white and 38% over 65. NC has a democratic voter base that is 40% black and is 17th youngest state vs PA as 2nd oldest.

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

    Obama-Clinton. All this rhetoric about what really amounts to personality differences. They share the same Party views.
    Lets make our democratic decision and then give full support
    to whomever that may be.

    May 3, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. Kevin, Hanover PA

    Isn't wonderful how the Obamamaniacs are still playing the race card. Gees get a grip...not everyone can buy into this guys line of BS. And looking at his Senate voting record it looks weak on military support and very weak on support for our intelligence services. Danger! Support Liberty, Defend Freedom - Defeat Obama!

    May 3, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  5. outsider

    CNN, how about "Obama leading by 9 % in recent polls"? Or Hillary is 9% behind Obama in recent pools?

    Is CNN afraid of truth?

    May 3, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  6. TeeJay

    End the two family dynasty system of Bush -Clinton-Bush

    The world needs Obama not another Clinton

    May 3, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  7. norm

    CNN and the rest of the Billary Hillbillies will try to steal this for Hillary but don't worry America for the youth shall set you freeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama 08

    May 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. Fred

    The truth of the matter is unless we come together and choose the best democratic candidate, you can bet your money the next president will be that good old republican "John Mccain"

    May 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |


    May 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  10. Kevin, WV

    Hillary may actually win North Carolina. If not she is gonna come pretty close. She will win in Indiana, and continue to the next primaries. Lets just let the process flow and see what happens. To ME an exaggeration(bosnia) is far worse than an obvious moral flaw(rev wright).

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

    Clintons are liars. She claims to be ready on day one. She was not even ready for her presidential campaign, thats why she fell behind in the delegate count. Hillary is the most fake candidate of all times.

    May 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  12. Raphael

    The more people learn about Obama, the more they begin to realize he's not some black JFK sent from Heaven to unite this county. He's doing more to divide the American people than anyone since desegregation.

    If all the earlier primaries were held again today, I have no doubt that Clinton would be the frontrunner by far. I have nothing but contempt for Hillary Clinton as well, but I'll be voting for her in the NC primaries : an Obama presidency would run this country, and I can only hope more people start seeing through Obama's vauge rhetoric and learn what kind of sleezy politician he really is.

    May 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  13. David, Paducah, Kentucky

    Clinton is doing her usual. Last minute lies to struggling voters giving them false hope of something she knows she will not deliver. At least Obama gives them enough respect to be truthful and not blow smoke up their butt like Clinton. She is disgusting!

    May 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  14. Betty

    Hillary will win in both states, NC and Indiana. Because she is electable. And that's all that matters.

    May 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  15. Limbaugh Repub

    this is what i like to see! operation chaos in FULL EFFECT! you can do it Hillary! you can do IT! please!! for the love of America! the republicans need you more than ever!

    May 3, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  16. Voice of Reason


    May 3, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  17. vinaay

    Real fighter is Obama. He is the hope for America and for the world. And news media should get this one first.

    May 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  18. elana

    I think you are all missing the point by taking aim at one another over Hillary vs Obama. The important thing is that for the first time in American History, the white Males Aristocracy is not the ONLY choice on the ballot. That millions of new voters have registered and millions more are not only empowered to vote, but excited to vote in this primary and this year's election. The American people CARE, finally, about their government, and feel like they have a chance to do something about it.

    Both candidates have so much to bring to the table and will work to bring sweeping changes to our country, changes that we have needed for 8 years too long.

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

    I thought that Mc cain had it all wrapped up. Didn;t they declare him the winner of the nomination months ago.
    Obama is a proven Muslim sleeper agent. Rev. Wright blew the plans because he felt like Baracacrak was too much of an Uncle Tom, steppin' and fletching for mr and mrs white america.

    May 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  20. Victor in NC

    We had Hillary in the white house 8 yrears ago.. Look what happen then.. If she was a fighter, she would have faught Monica for her husband!

    May 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  21. Amanda

    Nice try CNN, but Obama is going to win by double digits no matter how much you try to dampen his NC momentum.

    May 3, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  22. Dusacre

    Mr. Wrirgt has given all the haters and racists a good cover to bring down a good man , Mr. Obama .

    But not this time because most good people in America will do the right thing.

    May 3, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  23. keith

    One may ask the question about the way and when some stories get so much news coverage.Why some people think that all we need to know is the drit.

    May 3, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  24. Ron

    I no longer watch CNN!

    The Clinton Network!

    Even when she looses they claim she is winning!

    What a bunch of DORKS

    Can't stand onesidedness!

    May 3, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  25. Ron Paul supporter from NC

    I am a Ron Paul's supporter. After watching his interview, I am voting for Obama on Tuesday.

    We need Ron Paul in US..not these McCains, Hillaries and Obamas...

    However, I will vote for Obama just because Ron Paul believes that Obama's foreign policy is better than other 2s...or rather..Others 2s are WORSE than Obama

    May 3, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
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