May 3rd, 2008
01:10 PM ET
14 years ago

Clinton gaining on Obama in North Carolina

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(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. JOBERT

    WE'VE HAD THE CLINTONS FOR 16 YEARS... THESE SAME OLD POLITICS NEED TO BE STOPPPPPED/ CHANNNNNGED !!!!!!.....SINCE WHEN DOES AMERICA GET LEAD BY A FATHER AND A SON...

    NOW WE ARE ABOUT TO HAVE A HUSBAND AND A WIFE...????

    GET REAL PEOPLE...THIS NEEDS TO ChANGE>>>>.......

    WE ARE NOT READY TO ADD 4 MORE YEARS TO THE 16 YEARS THAT THE CLINTONS HAVE BEEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE DOING NOTHING BUT STINKIY SCANDALS

    May 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. Albertine Stein

    It becomes more evident to me every day that CNN is nothing more than a propaganda network for the establishment. What's encouraging to me is that I am not the only one to see through their facade. More and more people I talk to have reached the same conclusion that CNN is nothing but FOX Lite.

    May 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  3. Texas Voter

    The story hasn't changed. Any candidate that can't win the swing states of Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, etc. can't win in November.

    May 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  4. Election Observer from Germany

    @Charlotte

    "What happened to his NC landslide victory?"

    What happened to Hillarys landslide victory in Pa?

    The media talked about that 9.4% victory for Hillary in Pa as a BIG victory.

    She led in Pa with over 20% and closed with 9% and it was a big victory.

    I bet that if Obama only wins by 9% it will be a BIG victory BUT for Hillary.

    I see the double standard coming.

    May 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  5. The Obamanator!

    Here's the deal. If Obama doesn not get the nomination, Dems lose the white house and here's why. The African American community will feel put off, and rightfully so. Consequently, even if 50% of them stay home in November, Clinton loses by the margin of error.

    Go Obama!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  6. Jimmy-South Carolina

    HIllary is so fake and will say whatever she think the voters want to hear! Atleast Obama is honest!
    Paul vs Clinton! Read about it!

    May 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  7. cmolson63

    "Rich people - God bless us" –Hillary Clinton

    who's elitist?

    obama'o8/'12!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. RENNA

    I hope Obama wins both states, maybe this thing will end. Hillary is not to be trusted, she knows the gas tax thing is a fraud, if someone said we need each american to grt $5000.00each she would promise it. wake up people. GO OBAMA.

    May 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  9. Alex

    I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be even closer. Zogby's (May 1-2) poll is an outlier.

    Hillary is our best chance at beating McCain. Go Hillary !!!

    May 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. Yankee Dog

    How sad that the American people may actually vote for such a liar, conniving, hateful person that is HRC. Do you really want Bill roaming the WH again? Do we really need more of the divide politics of the Clinton/Bush era. 16 years of this is enough. America deserves much better than these people, better than McNuts also....

    Go Obama - our best hope for a sane future!

    May 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  11. Jaye

    Hillary Clinton WILL BE the nominee. Obama can't win the states the big states. His double digit number of states are mostly "red" states. Get over it, Obamacans.

    May 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  12. JR from VA

    Seems like CNN is getting delusional and repeat lies which HRC campaign is spreading around. re not you guys tired by yourself?

    May 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  13. applecrispbetty

    Obama will be the president. There will be two names on the ballot not three.

    May 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  14. Lynn

    Don't give up Hillary !!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  15. Jason in TX

    If everyone knew all about the fraud civil lawsuit Paul v Hilliary Clinton that the news media and the judge don't want you to know about. It remains to be seen what the voters will think of Hillary. go to peterfpaul.com and read all that you can about the case. Hillary is called a fraudulent Senator.

    May 3, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  16. Lavon

    HILLARY/BARACK TICKET
    LETS DO IT AMERICA
    HISTORY CAN BE MADE, LETS PRESS ON TO VICTORY
    BE AS ONE

    May 3, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  17. Giorgos

    I hope that Obama will win.

    In Europe we believe that he will make a real difference in US foreign policy and he will be a respectful leader. I strongly believe that he will improve Americas reputation at this area.
    He seems also more honest than Hillary which seems that she is acting

    May 3, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  18. handlynne

    hillary still has the same mathematical long shot she did nearly three months ago.

    nothing has changed.

    time for her to bow out.

    May 3, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  19. Ed

    What is Howard Dean & the DNC doing about Michigan & Florida ???

    Are they waiting for a lawsuit ??? The race is so close, people from Michigan & Florida deserve a say.

    May 3, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  20. Alex

    OF COURSE!!!!
    VICTIRY WILL BE OURS......GO HILLARY!!!
    NORTH CAROLINA FOR HILLARY...!!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  21. Caleb B

    The people of North Carolina are starting to see Obama for who he really is and seeing Clinton is the right choice for our country!

    Clinton '08!

    May 3, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  22. Beverly, Houston

    I would like to know what the Hill/Billy supporters are smoking today.

    I might wantto try some of it!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  23. Pedeen!

    Go ahead!! and remove this comment! the media -CNN, FOX, ABC are pathetic! stop sholving Hillary on voters throat!!. UNITED STATES can do better than Argentina or German period!. I guess when we talk about the lobbists think about the media! which has evolved to be Hillary's hit men!! or women

    May 3, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  24. Obama 08

    Clinton has stayed for over three decades with a cheating husband, and an impeached president who brought dishonour to the White House. That seems match, checkmate with the Wright "scandel".

    Why is Wright the picture on this blog?? Is he running for president. CNN has sunk so low...

    May 3, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  25. Sam Western NC

    No chance...Obama has NC but Hillary can stay in NC and out of Indiana and hope....Don't forget we have had early voting going before Rev Wright episode...so Obama will take NC with ease!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
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