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. KHR

    Charlotte, I took you up on your challenge to "Google it" and your "facts" are hilarious! Do you really consider a homemade site by some hack that throws out accusations without any "real" sources as credible?

    I guess with "critical thinkers" like this, it's no surprise that Bush got in...............TWICE!!

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

    i'm neutral in this race.. but i REALLY hope obama wins. if hillary somehow gets the nomination.... the majority of dems will feel disenfrachised and will be less likely to come out to the polls... no more republicans in the white house!!!!

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


    ALL you reporting how Obama has a problem to connect with blue-collar people.

    How come Clinton HAS A BIG PROBLEM to connect with educated people, college educated people, young people, young generation and with the African-American people?
    Americans knows the truth, the world KNOWS the truth, why are you disrespecting yourself by mis-leading reporting?

    May 3, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  4. Phil Newton

    Given how the Clintons defiled the White House last time, I am not anxious to give them another go at it.

    McCain? If you liked Bush's economic and foreign policies, be my guest.

    Obama represents the only hope we have of uniting to solve the real issues facing us.

    May 3, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  5. Barbara

    i agree gary

    May 3, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  6. silence do-good

    Please please Obama – start listening to your followers and start talking about the peter-paul story. It will outshine your dealings with Wright in shear stupidity alone.

    And endorse that phoney video too. Oh and the one with a dog getting hit in the face with a pie.

    go for it!

    May 3, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  7. Biggest

    Clinton is tougher than Obama. That's what America needs during these tough times. A tough president with real solutions. Rev Wright may have been right. Obama is just saying stuff to get elected. Clinton has been around for so long, we know what she stands for. By the way what does Obama stand for ?

    May 3, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  8. Alen

    I consider my self as open minded person and Democrat. I will never vote for Obama in November. Beside his speaches of hope what else he has to offer us. I can not beleive that people do not see thru him. MNSBC, CNN and other main stream media have been protecting him for the begining.

    Hillary 08
    If not Hillary then Nader or McCain

    I hope Hillary will run as an independent if she does not get nomination.

    May 3, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  9. AL


    May 3, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  10. Aaron

    This race is over, Obama won.
    There is no mathematical way the HRC can win the nomination.

    May 3, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. The Pundit

    yeah, let's vote for a manipulative candidate who is dishonest and still plays the same old political game that get's nothing done. Hillary has her own agenda and incase you haven't caught on, she's not going to change anything the way Obama can.

    May 3, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  12. John

    Here are the facts:
    Obama has the popular vote (even counting Florida). Obama leads in total delegates and won more states.

    So if Clinton does win – it will be decided by super delegates and not the popular vote – the will of the people.

    What will be her justification for that at the convention? I guess she will continue to tell stories, more lies, and once again flip flop from her views; this time on the electorial college and "fighting" for the will of the people.

    May 3, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  13. Rich

    Let's get this over already. Hillary is the most electable candidate at this stage of the game despite what Pelosi, Richardson, and other inexperienced politicians think. I don't want to knock on Obama too much for I think he has potential to become our president one day, but now now, especially when we have a $4 trillion deficit. If he becomes our president, the Democrats would ultimately become an inexperienced party. I am an Independant and these are my views.

    May 3, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  14. OBAMA 4 President

    CNN Get your act together, you're reporting the results incorrectly. Results are as follows on 5/3/08:

    OBAMA: 1747 = 1493 pledged delegates + 254 superdelegates.
    CLINTON: 1607 = 1333 pledged delegates + 274 superdelegates.

    CLINTON IS BEHIND by 140 total dels, GET OVER IT!!!!

    OBAMA NEEDS 278 additional dels to win
    CLINTON needs 418 additional dels to win

    CNN publish this to give the people accurate information to make good decisions

    May 3, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  15. D. Schreiber

    You go, girl!

    May 3, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  16. sheila

    People are startign to see Obama for who he really is instead of who he wants you to think he is.Now folks are finally seeing Hillary for who she has always been.Go HILLARY!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  17. wags

    This is the first time in my voting life my vote will actually count in a primary.

    May 3, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  18. Raphael

    This Tuesday I am going to do something I swore I would never do : vote for Hillary Clinton in the NC primaries. As a registered independent, I am going to use my vote to help the "lesser evil" among the two candidates.

    Obama's poll numbers are slipping because people are FINALLY beginning to realize what kind of person he is. He has done more to divide this country than anyone since desegregation, and an Obama presidency would be the beginning of the end of this country.

    Just because you hate Bush don't vote for someone equally elitist and, yes, racist. Instead of asking why blue collar whites won't vote for Obama (and 40% would), ask why only 8% of ALL blacks won't vote for Clinton. Who's racist now?

    May 3, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  19. AMama4Obama

    Say, "NO" to McSame! Reject the Billary!! Vote 4 Barack (Who's Sane) Obama!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  20. Clinton Supporter

    Personally – I think Clinton closed the gap greatly. Wasn't she suppose to lose by 15-20 points? Too bad, so sad for Obama. If he would have stayed ahead by that much – the race would have been over. But he can't put Hillary away.

    Hillary '08!

    May 3, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  21. marie

    Tar Heels are behind you, Obama!

    May 3, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  22. Peter Paul

    Sworn depositions start in May! We can spend a month on Wright but not talk about this? What about the plant Bill closed in Indiana? What about the Washington Post review of "the War Room" that talks about the "comments about the people of Indiana". Well CNN what have you to say for yourselves?

    May 3, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  23. troy

    Billary has run an awful, disgusting campaign – she's a liar, a cheat
    Oh – and she's relying on igorant, uneducated, racist old people to win her the nomination – how encouraging for our incredibly stupid political process in this country

    May 3, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  24. Pat

    In her new ad Hillary says she has bold ideas… she has plans for this country… she said it's going to take a fighter to meet this country's challenges…

    The only candidate that I have seen bloodied and bruised and coming back stronger is Obama… and he didn't even say "you should see the other guy (gal)"

    He is the essence of a leader who will fight for us – the American people!

    May 3, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  25. MDEAL

    Looks like CNN doesn't like my post criticizing their one-sided reporting. Why else did CNN dump my post twice? Is CNN for real, or is it just a front for Clinton's fantasy land?

    May 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
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