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

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

 Clinton is ahead in Indiana while Obama is up in North Carolina.

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. Wang LI

    Carl said:

    "A Caucasian running for political office in America has a definite, reliable, biased based advantage, because of the thousand if not millions of racist and bigots in this country. For Obama to make it this far is truly remarkable. It is not that she and her husband are such good or great politicians, they are just white! Without trouble, good or bad they are going to get 10-15 percent of any vote (just for being white). The press never talks about this issue and they know it to be true."

    Yes, this is totally true.

    May 6, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  2. Over 70% of Canada supports Obama

    Hillary connects with the less educated lunch bucket crowd and the seniors that are less likely to surf the net for information about the many scandals and corruption allegations towards the CLINTONS.

    Obama connects with African Americans, the more affluent, well educated and younger voters who have done their homework and are inspired by his refreshing approach to solving problems and bringing people together.

    A vote for Hillary is a vote to extend/expand ill feelings around the world towards Americans and the USA. A vote for Hillary and her ambition to obliterate Iran is a vote to necessitate the return of the draft as it is for Senator McClain.

    A vote for Obama is a vote for hope and the return of good will and perceptions towards Americans and the USA from all around the world. BARACK OBAMA GET'S IT.

    May 6, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  3. Ellie, Byron Center, MI

    Go Hillary, you can do it girl! 🙂

    Obama might be a good guy but he doesn't have what it takes to win in November. Republicans will chew him up in one bite. And Obama followres think that Hillary was nasty??? what a joke, just wait until the other party takes a stab at him.

    If you want a democrat in the white house, please vote for Hillary. Otherwise, we'll have 4 more years of misery.

    VOTE HILLARY'08 – It's our only hope!

    May 6, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  4. independent

    today is the end of the clintons empire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  5. Jed in Texas

    Where is the D.C Madams little book?I dont think she killed herself.All this nomination stuff has been a good cover.

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  6. Carl

    Wayne from Texas; you are absolutely right. You nailed it! As an African-Amer., I do not have a problem with a woman, a white or African-Amer., holding this office. I just know those Clintons are power hungry people. They actually think they are the only ones with solutions. I do not like people who will do anything to win, not even in sports. Murder, mayhem, scorcher earth is not beneath these people.

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  7. Des

    Storm the Bastille!!
    The Bush-Clinton Dynasty is close to falling!!

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  8. Bob


    Please note: The number of 2025 delegates required to win excludes Michigan and Florida. If they get included, the number required to win would be increased.

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  9. Matt, Indiana


    Hillary will win the state of Indiana because she is the BEST CHOICE for President in the 2008 election cycle!

    Obama offers "uhhhh, uhhhh, uhhhh"'s and Hillary offers solutions! The more we learn about Obama, the more we find out that whenever his mouth is moving... he is lying!! Obama needs to drop out of the race RIGHT NOW!

    But, what would I know? I'm just a "typical white person" who is "bitter" and "clinging to my guns and religion". I have already casted my vote EARLY for Hillary Clinton, so you will NOT be getting my vote Mr. BH Obama. Also, everyone in my family voted EARLY for Hillary Clinton!

    HILLARY CLINTON 2008!! The *ONLY* choice for America to get us back on track! The *ONLY* candidate with REAL solutions that will benefit the American people. Not empty rhetoric like Obama offers. Obama the "uniter", LOL!! How is he supposed to "unite" all these people in Washington that he has been bashing for over a year now? (BTW, he is a guy of Washington too!! LOL) NO-Bama!!!


    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  10. Joe

    My mistake... Florida and MICHIGAN primaries, haha, not Florida and McCain. One of the times I said it I typo'ed

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  11. Utah Woman for Obama

    Fellow Citizens in Indiana and North Carolina,

    Please get out and vote today and encourage your loved ones and neighbors to do so as well. Participation is the backbone of our democracy! At this point, if anyone can't see through Hillary's smoke screen and slanderous attacks, I don't think they are actively seeking information – just being spoon-fed by the Clinton-loving media. Regardless of who you support, however, please do get out the vote – the great thing about our country is to have the freedom to express our differences and take part in our political system.

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  12. Bob ,GA

    Regardless of the polls, and cnn biased reporting, I hope and pray that senator Obama win both the primary and the general election. This country need Obama vision and leadership.

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  13. one little voice

    it is not smart to vote on basis of race, or wishful thinking to get "first black president".
    He is a man anyway. Most of women are caring, loving more than men.
    Men are better in some things, and women are better in other things.
    But I do feel strongly that we need a woman to be a president, strong woman as Hillary.
    No weak man. No man with racist controversy on his shoulders. This is very very disturbing. He denounced the pastor too late. He should of do it the very first time – 20 years ago. Then I would believe him.

    Racism is wrong. Sexism is wrong. But sexism is a burden to all women form all races. Racism is a problem only for the particular race.

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  14. Patricia in Las Vegas

    for the clueless Ayers is now a distinguished college professor and when he was a rebel was back in the 60s ... Obama was like 8 years old. They do not have a relationship other than serving to fight poverty with some foundation, so no idea why you morons keep bringing it up. No wonder the rest of the world thinks we are idiots.... a lot of you appear to be! If you want to argue ancient history...Hillary has a LOT more questionable relationships from her early law practice days... get a clue!

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  15. concerned citizen

    CNN when will you keep playing in a loop 24/7 the Paul v. Clinton case that had a hearing on 4/25/08 but you did not whimper? When will your Anderson Cooper dig deeper into the donors to the Clinton Library - it's joint income right? And please tell Campbell Brown to go do what she should be doing - preening before a mirror.

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  16. Cammi317

    It cracks me up to hear people say Obama only won because of the black votes. Black people account for about 13% of the total population of this country and I would guess that 1/3 are not even eligible to vote. How could we possibly account for all of Barack's wins? Think about it.

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  17. anonymous

    for those of you voting for would you feel if she the president and serving some time in jail

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  18. Chris, Middletown, CT

    HRC Supporters – do you just forget what she stands for day to day?? For NAFTA...then against it....for the Iraq war...then against it – for licensing illegal aliens...then against it....for a healthcare system that supports illegal aliens...then against it....suffered through sniper fire....then realized that never happened....and on and on and on...

    Its time people – thats enough – you can no longer make excuses for her and pretend "they all do it" – when in fact its really Hillary Clinton who does it....(btw....where is this "experience" – doesn't show up on the documents released from the Clinton Library....didn't attend one cabinet meeting??)

    May 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  19. Reality

    Hillary is very quickly running out of real estate. She needed to win by 20-plus in Pennsylvania, but only got half of that. Now she needed to win Indiana by 20-plus and win North Carolina even if by a single vote, but neither is going to happen.

    It's over. Hillary may continue to run, but it's over. The remaining supers will fall for Barry on Wednesday and Thursday, and Barry will get to 2024.

    May 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  20. B ESS

    I hope Indiana voters aren't so dumb, as to fall for her pandering "Gas Tax Holiday". It is a lose-lose more, situation.

    May 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  21. Law for BO

    I hate CNN,and Blitzer even more

    May 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  22. Eric

    Larry Sinclair
    Tony Rezko

    May 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  23. Robin Country Club Hills

    Ron "but we will burn down the studios in Atlanta"?
    Do not think for one minute the establishment is going to allow violent civil disobedience without extreme retribution.

    Your statement is irresponsible and reckless. I am an African American Man. The last thing I want to see is heavy armored cars and troops in my community.

    Here in Chicago they have been preparing for race riots for the past few years. The police command and tact vehicles are not for nothing. And the placement of concrete "flower" dividers running down the middle of the street are not for decoration. The will be used to control traffic. Think if you put a tank on each end of the street the occupants can't turn around in the middle o f the street.

    Destruction of the community or nation is not the answer. We have come too far to go back to 1968.

    Obamanation 08

    May 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  24. Joe

    And why drop out? I mean really, people been saying it for months... I mean you guys do realize what is happening now is the whole point of a democracy to begin with right?!?!!?

    Is it because Obama supporters know in the end he will not get the nod?

    May 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  25. Marshall in Nebraska

    For the love of the party and the country we need to unite under one candidate as soon as possible. Neither candidate will win if we don't support our candidate. People stop the infighting. I know I am just as guilty of it as most of you.

    It is time for this to end and us to join together in the fight for the future of this country. We need to take back the control and reestablish ourselves in a positive light in the world. We nned to get rid of the "World Police" role we have been filling since the early 90s.

    People stop the madness!

    Dems in 08

    May 6, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
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