May 6th, 2008
11:42 AM ET
14 years ago

Polls: Clinton and Obama each in store for a win?

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Clinton is ahead in Indiana while Obama is up in North Carolina."] (CNN) - As voters go to the polls in Indiana and North Carolina, an average of the latest surveys in both states suggests there will be a split decision between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in their battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

A CNN Poll of Polls in North Carolina out Tuesday morning indicates Obama is ten points ahead of Clinton, 51 percent to 41 percent, with eight percent undecided. That’s up by two points from our poll of polls Monday. Obama had been up by double digits until this weekend, when the race in North Carolina tightened up a bit.

The CNN Poll of Polls in Indiana suggests that Clinton up by four points, 48 percent to 44 percent, with eight percent unsure. The race in Indiana had been a dead heat until Clinton opened up a small lead in Monday’s poll of polls.

The CNN poll of polls is an average of the latest surveys in each state. Since it is a compilation of multiple surveys, there is no sampling error.

187 delegates are at stake as voters in Indiana and North Carolina cast ballots. It is the largest catch of delegates left this primary season, which ends with the Montana and South Dakota primaries on June 3. Going into Tuesday’s contests, Obama holds a lead over Clinton in delegates won, states won, and the popular vote (excluding Florida and Michigan, which broke party rules by moving their contests up to January) and in primary and caucus victories so far this year.

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  1. show me

    go obama put the old lying panering hag out to pasture where she belongs she s a has been

    May 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  2. elvispresley


    May 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  3. Real American

    Hello People

    If Hillary is given the nomination when Obama has won all that is required to win the normination. The world will see how racist American is and there will never be peace in this society.

    The young are voting for him, the educated are voting for him, forward thinkers are voting for him what else do you want. American is not made of only "middle" americans.

    The world is changing so is America but some people still refuse to see it. Maybe it's becuase those few havent travelled far from where they were born.

    if Amercan wants to maintain it's position in the world, its about time we stop thinking that the world revolves around washington. Most people in the world know what we know and we cant continue to full them all the time.

    Obama has the vision to get people to lay down their guns and join the line.

    May GOD HELP America

    May 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  4. Ed - Washington DC

    If Hillary is drafted by the Democratic party superdelegates, the people who are most likely to desert her won’t necessarily be African Americans. It’s much more likely to be people who are educated, including street educated. People who understand the difference between fact and spin, between pandering and more permanent solutions.

    Despite what the "talking heads" of the networks and even the campaigns might say, these people will know that Hillary misused the Democratic process. It's too bad the authors of our constitution could not have envisioned the many ways of communicationg we have today, and the many "tricks" we have today to motivate people to act by sidestepping their intellects. One provblem is that politica has few rules in this regard, but many "talking heads" seem too thrilled by the "play-by-play" to consider what might be fair.

    Those who are concerned are likely to leave Hillary Clinton in droves.

    May 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  5. Ann

    Sorry you Nobama people! If this country stands on its principles, they will have to count Florida and Michigan or have a revote. If they don't, then the message goes out that they aren't important enough to the United States. What is Obama afraid of? As far as the delegates and superdelegates go, they know who is more electable. Besides, if Hillary doesn't get the nomination, all us good old Dems will vote for McCain because we can't chance an Obama/Wright ballot in Nov...

    May 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  6. Audrey, San Francisco

    Thank you Indiana & North Carolina! I know you will both put in a strong showing for Obama today! And, I have talked to many of you, and whoever you vote for, I appreciate the thought and research everyone is putting into their decision. I've done a good bit of calling and never found as many informed and coscientious voters as I did this time.

    yes we can!!

    May 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  7. Jamie

    Since people think the voting is all about race, I thought I'd let you know that this white woman from NC voted for Obama. It isn't just the black votes he is getting, as much as some of you would like to think it's all about race. It seems to be more about common sense and intelligence level than race.

    May 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. PATTY

    GO HILLARY GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like the way Obama talks but he does not give enough information to hold him accountable for change. I want this country to be out of debt! I want lower gas prices. A decent payraise for the disable and eldery, so they don't have to decide food or medicine. Yes I want change too, but I like the way Hillary talks, straight to the point and tells me on what issues I can hold her accountable. She has done alot for this county. I think she will do more. GO HILLARY GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
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