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. don from Indiana

    What a laugh Hillary doesn't listen to the Economists on the gas tax issue and she didn't read and listen to the expert reports on going into Irag either. So she voted with McCain to go to WAR and now she voted with McCain to stop the GAS TAXES for three months.
    The Clinton's never do learn do they always WRONG !
    Wake up Indiana and vote to get rid of her – she is an idiot !!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  2. a no flagpin wearing american that thinks

    At first I thought Hillary would be a great alternative to Obama as President. I was ready to vote for her in the general if she beat Obama in the primary. But after this thing with the gas tax holiday and the fact that she is still pushin forward with it makes me think she'll be no different from Bush or Mcain. How can she push an idea that no expert is willing to back. Did she even consult anyone before stealing Mcain's idea and callin it hers?

    At this point Obama 08 or Myself 08 and why not Obama/Myself 08.

    May 6, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  3. Shahin

    It has become significantly clear that the Demoracretic Darama mainly on "The Race". I think every citizen has aware of the outcome. Most Caucasians are voting for Toy "Hillary" and most Africans voting for Obama. I am certain that Toy Hillary will win in Indinia and Obama will narrowly win or loss in SC and the drama will be going on and on. I have spoke with verious kinds of People about this non-sense Darama most people said " we lost our confidence with Toy Hillary, we understand who are the people playing with this Toy but we can not do anything about it"

    May 6, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  4. Seth (Jacksonville, FL)

    Clinton saying she should win the nomination because she is more electable is like saying that a playoff team that is losing in the 4th quarter of a game should actually be given the win, regardless of being a couple touchdowns behind and not having enough time left on the clock to score, based on the logic that they are a better matchup against the next playoff opponent.
    It doesn't work that way in football, and it shouldn’t work that way in elections. You play by a set of predefined rules, and the winner goes on to the next game. It doesn't matter if the loser plays really hard in the end and scores some points to make it close, and a lot of people are cheering for the come-back win. Rules are rules. Whoever has the most points at the end wins.

    In this case, Obama wins, and goes on to the Super Bowl.

    May 6, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  5. mazola

    Clinton News Network (CNN) keeps changing their minds with polls and almost everything.All CNN wants is for Obama to fall, but it aint going happen....Just watch guys ..the will be a big surprise this evening.

    GOD is with you Barack Obama.

    May 6, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  6. Rebecca

    Obama will be the ultimate winner if Hillary does not get over 50% of all today's delegates. With her trailing by 140 delegates this far into the race she needs to win by more than 60% of the remaining vote. She can "win" both Indiana and North Carolina and still lose if she doesn't pick up more than 50% of the delegates. The math is not on her side at all and it doesn't appear that it will get any better for her. In fact, it appears it will only get worse for Hillary from here on out.

    May 6, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  7. Vee

    All Obama has too do today is to win North Carolina..Mark my words..all Superdelegates will flock towards Obama camp from tomorrow onward.

    May 6, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  8. Andrew

    This is ridiculous. The Dems are going to battle all the way to the end, while McCain secretly tries to steal voters away.

    Even if Clinton wins every primary from now till the end, Obama will still have more of the pledged delegates and more of the popular votes. Why is she still in this thing?

    It makes no sense.

    May 6, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  9. youngcollegekid

    I think after today Hillary can close up shop and throw her support behind senator Obama....

    May 6, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  10. Antoinette

    Not according to the Zogby poll which has Obama up in both states

    May 6, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  11. Jim Davis

    There might be a split dispite CNN, ABC, FOX NEWS and MSNBC working as hard as they can to get Clinton elected.

    May 6, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  12. Jodie, Idaho

    If anyone from NC or Indiana is listening. Please end this soap opera and put Hillary out of her misery. She will not and can not win. Can you imagine the uproar that will be caused if the supers overturn the popular vote?At this point Hillary has virtually no chance, even if she had 80% of the supers behind her, to win. Please choose a nominee.

    May 6, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  13. Alexis

    indiana needs to do the Right thing and VOTE OBAMA to put this to rest, he is already winning popular votes, Delegates, and SUPeR Delegates, put this to rest already so we can DEFEAT MCCAIN!!!! 🙂

    May 6, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  14. Kathy, Texas

    OH GOOD LORD......JUST LET IT END! It's like having a nightmare and you can't wake up!

    May 6, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  15. AustinB

    So why has it not hit the news that Obama picked-up several more (4) SuperDelegates from Maryland yesterday. Curious...

    May 6, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  16. joyce

    i am glad today is here
    may the best man win
    good luck to all

    May 6, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  17. Mika

    It's time for NC ( the educated state) to use our brains and vote Obama since PA (the less educated state) was confused and voted for Hillary (despite all the lies she's told).....
    She can't spin those lies on good college educated people, only the lunch bucket crowd will fall for it!!!!!

    Go Obama!!!

    May 6, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  18. Mary

    For the last week the HAEDLINES from CNN have been consistent that Hillary is tightening in the polls.

    Now Obama has opened up a bigger lead in NC……but what’s the headline? Similar situation happened in Pennsylvania

    May 6, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  19. Cammi317

    I believe Obama is going to win both. Not that it matters, Clinton supporters have already vowed to take it to the convention floors ....

    May 6, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  20. Ameen in Georgia

    CNN loves to spin. Don't hold your breath on anything until after 9pm this evening when votes are being tallied.

    May 6, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  21. ds

    No fear
    Audacity to Hope
    Obama 08

    May 6, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  22. Trev

    Obama predicted in his magic spreadsheet that he would win both. Let's see.....

    May 6, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  23. Fitzgerald

    No doubt that undereducated poor whites will come out in droves to support the Hillary's negativity and gimmick.

    Why is it that we keep letting underemployed rednecks pick our president? Obviously, they are not great decision makers, otherwise they wouldn't be living in midwestern shacks needing an $18 a month savings in gasoline to make ends meet.

    May 6, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  24. Mike

    NObama, perhaps you can go back to your old job at Baskin Robbins?

    Go Hillary!!!!!

    May 6, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  25. Umpire

    Typically, the sampling error undercounts the younger Obama supporters.

    May 6, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
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