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.

soundoff (383 Responses)
  1. AK-MO

    I just recieved a call from a friend in Indiana and he said the polls in the black areas don't have enough ballots and no pens. Why is this not a surprise? When will this unfairness end?

    May 6, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  2. wwf

    Catch Fox with Riley? "Wait, I am rich," Clinton-"Yes, and God bless us" This woman figures she relates to the common person? Get real.

    May 6, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  3. Terri, TX

    It's very likely that there will be a split decision after tonight's primaries are over.... So what??? Sen Obama will still be ahead in pledged delegates, states won, the popular vote...... Let's get on with focusing on the Republicans.

    Sen Obama has and continues to be steadfast, despite having to fight off Sen Clinton, ex-president Clinton, CNN, MSNBC, FOXNEWS and every other media outlet. He is still standing. Go figure!!!!

    May 6, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  4. Debbie

    CNN I heard on the news that Obama got 4 new delegates yesterday.
    How come you didn't report it. You have lost me as a viewer because you are so biased in your reporting. If Hillary got one it would be front page. Here Obama got 4 and Hillary 0 and you said nothing. I used to think that you were the professional channel. Sorry to say it, MSNBC has out rated you during these elections.

    May 6, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  5. Sean

    Neutral: I always see your comments, and they're anythin but neutral. Obama NEVER had a 36+ point lead in NC. Yes, his lead is down, but he is still up double digits. And neither candidate has led in Indiana by any major margin, contrary to your comment. If you want to be neutral, try being unbiased too.

    May 6, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  6. Rick

    Note that the picture accompaning this article more prominently features the Hillary poster. No bias in the Clinton News Network

    May 6, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  7. HILLARY '08

    Vote for SOLUTIONS...not HOT AIR!


    May 6, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  8. ForBetterWorld

    It's only 14 super deligate gap for Obama but 150 total deligate gap for HRC. Good luck America !!

    May 6, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  9. Todd

    The clintons keep saying the same thing. Obama can't win in the fall but we can. Doesn't she understand that she has to win THIS race first. You don't get to go to the championship game unless you win in the semi-finals. How can she say she will win in the fall if she can't beat Obama fair and square to begin with. The only way she can become the nominee is if J. Wright has a brother or the superdelegates GIVE it to her. It is too late for her to EARN it.

    May 6, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  10. HILLARY '08

    Vote for SOLUTIONS...not HOT AIR!


    May 6, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  11. Terry, Dallas Texas

    Ok then!!

    Chuck Todd of MSNBC says if things hold up they should end up more or less splitting the total delegates down the middle. Of course this puts Obama closer to 2025 and doesent help Hillary close the gap. Its all up the the supers now.

    May 6, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. Mike

    It amazes me that the black community buys into Obama so much.

    Who did not attend the State of the Black Union or Dr. King's memorial services....Obama. He was busy working on his political campaign to worry about such matters.

    However Hillary did despite it does her no good politically. But then again when she donates millions to charities like the Nelson Mandella fund it shows where her heart is.

    Obama donated, to Wright's church. You know the church that believes in 9 out of 10 commandments. All of them except for taking God's name in vain.

    May 6, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  13. Jane

    The republicans are hoping Hilliary gets the nomination. Then they will pull out the big guns and all the dirty laundry the Clinton's have in their closet. Don't be fooled by the news agencies telling you that Hilliary can beat McCain; she won't. The news and issues that will be brought about by the GOP will send Hilliary and company packing back to NY and then she will lose her reelection bid for her senate seat. There is a lot of excess baggage that Hilliary has that Obama doesn't. He may be young but he doesn't have ghosts in his closet that will make him fail. Don't fall for the old political scare tactics that Hilliary uses...that's just it she uses them to get votes.

    May 6, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |



    OBOMA 08

    May 6, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  15. Ron

    Hillary for America Shes a sexy fighter for a better world

    May 6, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  16. Roger

    Wayne TX,

    I don't understand. Are you insulting Hillary's supporters or are you admiring them. Anyway, I see through Obama's skin. I'm not fooled by his attacks on Hillary. I have noticed he hasn't been playing his race card so much lately. That may be why he is slipping. That and Jerimiah Wright kind of played a race card against himself. Obama and Hillary have been measured and weighed. Hillary is the better of the two evils. I hope that Obama will have the wisdom to drop out when he sees that he won't be able to beat McCain. If Obama wins, I'll be one of those crossovers that vote for McCain, the lesser of two evils.

    May 6, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  17. joe

    please Nc and IN voters do something to close the thing. No news Co would like it, if it is over cause of rating.

    May 6, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  18. rehoboth ng

    CNN don't u think we have had enough of all these so called polls? I think the D-Day has come, let the voters decide. Remember the results will be known in less than 24 hours.

    May 6, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  19. Scott, Wichita

    All this shows is the inability of the Democratic party to get things done

    McCain '08

    May 6, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  20. democrat

    It' about the delegate count and guess what? Obama has the lead.

    Obama '08

    May 6, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  21. Observer

    I thought America was the land of the free? Sen. Hillary is entitle to continue the race until there is a clear winner. I don't care much about her, and her supporters but I think fair is fair.

    May 6, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  22. angela

    barack is just what america needs for change – real issues, intelligence, smartness, focus

    May 6, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  23. lola Planner, Houston, Texas

    Watch Primary Colors to truly understand the Clintons- very disturbing! They'll do anything to win! And to actually want us to believe that she is blue elitist is that?

    May 6, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  24. Jane, NC

    I am hoping that the supporters of Sen. Hillary are out in full force today. Voting is something you do for yourself !

    May 6, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  25. Kate, Atlanta

    The "undecideds" always go Hillary's way. So, she will win IN by 12 pts and he'll win NC by 2. This will all be spun as a total victory by HRC. Then, it's on to the backroom deals.

    But, I finally realized this morning that since I live in GA, my vote doesn't count, so I don't have to worry about who wins anymore. Thanks Hillary for continuing to point out that only voters in FL, MI, OH, and PA count. I can now avoid the long lines at the poll in Nov.

    May 6, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
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