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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Coming up on the three primaries that could end this thing, the polls are not trending in Hillary Clinton's favor.
In Pennsylvania, which votes Tuesday, Clinton's double-digit lead has been shrinking for weeks. An average of polls shows her only ahead by 5 points in a state the experts agree she must win convincingly if she hopes to reignite her campaign.
In Indiana, Obama has actually taken the lead. He's ahead by 5 points in a Los Angeles Times-Bloomberg poll. And in North Carolina, the same poll shows Obama even farther ahead, leading by 13.
Almost everyone, except Hillary Clinton, agrees that if this is the way these three states vote, the fat lady will be positively deafening. But there's a fly in the ointment: Despite 15 months of campaigning, dozens of primaries and caucuses already held, 21 debates, and news stories too numerous to mention, a lot of Democrats in North Carolina and Indiana say they still don't know who they're going to vote for. How's this possible?
In North Carolina, the undecided voters number 19%. And in Indiana, the number is even higher: 25%. Those two states hold primaries May 6th. I wonder what it will take for them to make up their minds.
Here’s my question to you: How can so many Democrats in Indiana and North Carolina still be undecided about whether they'll support Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Dan from Chantilly, Virginia writes:
Because there is always a sizable percentage of people who don't know who they will vote for until they're in the booth. These are the people who tend to vote on soundbites and rumors they heard on the internet. They can't decide too early or they'll have to look hypocritical when the latest juicy gossip turned up by the media makes them change their mind.
David from Lexington, North Carolina writes:
Outlook from a rural N.C. undecided voter: Hillary has a ton of experience, but strikes an odd chord with me. Obama has very little experience, but sports a silver tongue. McCain and a 100-year war are kinda scary. Where is the total package candidate?
Rick from Indiana writes:
I know a lot of other voters here in Indiana who say they don't know what they're going to do, but by and large I think they have made up their minds. The "undecided voter" is one of the last remaining mythological creatures, like the "fair and balanced" reporter and Sasquatch. Polls have not had a very good track record this year. This may be one reason why.
Mwita from Los Angeles writes:
If they are still undecided at this point, what they are saying is they are undecided about Hillary Clinton. That doesn't bode well for Hillary's mathematically questionable strategy for winning the nomination. What a voter is basically saying is: "Hey, I have known you for 15 years or so, and I'm still not quite sure about you. This new guy, I've known for a about a hot minute, and both of you are on equal footing."
Sharon from Minnesota writes:
Too many lies. Too much CNN coverage. Too much internet blogging influence. Too much Jack Cafferty. I'm so confused!
Scott from Kansas writes:
You sound surprised, Jack. Democrats have never been able to agree on anything