May 14th, 2008
01:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama holds big lead in Oregon

Barack Obama is ahead in Oregon polls.
Barack Obama is ahead in Oregon polls.

(CNN) - A day after suffering his second-worst defeat of the primary season, a new poll shows Barack Obama is headed for a big win in Oregon next Tuesday.

According to a new poll from the Portland Tribune and KPTV, the Illinois Democrat holds a 20 point lead over Clinton there, 55 percent to 35 percent. Ten percent of voters remain unsure.

The poll was conducted May 8-10, entirely before Clinton's blowout win in West Virginia Tuesday night. There, Clinton beat Obama by 40 points, her second widest margin of victory all year. But Oregon promises to be more favorable for Obama, given its broader swath of liberal and college educated Democrats.

Kentucky, a state with similar demographics to West Virginia, also votes next Tuesday and is expected to hand Clinton another big win.

Both Oregon and Kentucky are bigger prizes in terms of delegates than West Virginia. Fifty-two delegates are up for grabs in Oregon and 51 are on the line in Kentucky. Only 28 delegates were awarded in West Virginia.

Related Video: CNN's Dan Lothian reports on key voter concerns in Kentucky.

soundoff (304 Responses)
  1. Steve in DC

    Hey...by the way...Obama picked up two more superdelegates this morning! So much for Hillary's "Big" win in WV!!!

    May 14, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  2. proud army and navy mom

    this poll has been out for weeks. cnn, you are late and lost. how about the new superdelegates that Sen Obama picked up since last night.

    May 14, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  3. Mike in Columbus

    The majority of Clinton supporters will support Obama in November…

    Some will not, but I think most realize the stakes, and put that above sour grapes and petty jealousy.

    However, most of the folks who keep repeating they won't support Obama on this blog will probably stick to their word. They can congratulate themselves if Obama loses, and smirk for a bit. They can also pat themselves on the back when the US troop casualty count comes in each month, and feel proud they help perpetuate that. They can smile to themselves as the dollar continues to weaken and friends and family can't find blue collar jobs in America, and know they had a hand in that too. As more conservative judges are appointed to the supreme court, they can laugh to themselves and say "yeah, but we sure taught the DNC a leason, didn't we?"

    So be proud Obama haters, you are the true Americans aren't you?...

    May 14, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  4. Ken Austin, TX

    What about the 2 superdelegates that endorsed Obama today! Please report it CNN-even Yahoo is reporting it.

    May 14, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  5. mya, Obama

    To my fellow Obama supporters, please go out of your way to be nice to Sen. Clinton's supporters. We need all of them to win in Nov, and we're one democratic 'family' after all!

    May 14, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  6. Enlightened Voter

    Because they are enlightened out there. They know what is best for the country. BTW Obama has picked up tons of endorsements today (the day after her so called crushing win)

    May 14, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  7. erica

    West Virginia will have no affect on how Oregon votes. We love Obama here.

    May 14, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  8. Anonymous

    Good. I hope this trend continues. I think Obama is the right candidate for the Democrats.

    May 14, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  9. Letha, Sioux Falls, SD

    What ever the polls say really doesn't matter since Obama will lost key votes in the general election. I am an independent and will never vote for him.

    May 14, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  10. nate

    To all of you so-called Democrats who promise to vote for McCain if Obama is the nom: don't the let the door hit your hypocritical butt on the way out.

    May 14, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  11. truthurts

    Dems it's time to unite!!!

    May 14, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  12. Jeanne, San Diego

    Good. I hope this trend continues. I think Obama is the right candidate for the Democrats.

    May 14, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  13. RealityKing

    " But Oregon promises to be more favorable for Obama, given its broader swath of liberal and college educated Democrats."

    ..should be..

    "But Oregon promises to be more favorable for Obama, given its broader swath of liberal colleges."

    May 14, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  14. Zman

    COME ON OREGON SHOW THE CLINTONS THAT THEY NEED TO STOP DREAMING ABOUT IN THE WHITE HOUSE IN 09. 2004 WAS THEIR YEAR.

    May 14, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  15. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    As we all closely watch this primary, we MUST remember that the basic electoral process that allowed the elections of 2000 and 2004 be tampered with to insure that Bush would "win" is still in place, still vulnerable to the vast corporate power that in actuality rules this nation. Bush's family friend makes and sells the touch screen voting machines and insists they can't produce a paper receipt for each vote logged...yet he also makes and sells the ATMs that ALWAYS give a paper receipt! We must insist on a paper trail for our votes AND the ability to do recounts! Wasn't it Stalin who said that it is not WHO votes that counts, but who counts them?

    May 14, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  16. SlimSista

    CNN WHAT ABOUT THE 2 NEW SUPER DELEGATES OBAMA PICKED UP THIS MORNING...AND ALSO THE ENDORSEMENT FROM THE FORMER SEC COMMISSONERS......MNSBC HAS RELEASED THIS INFO ALREADY...

    GO OBAMA...KEEP THEM COMING...30 SUPER DELEGATES IN A WEEK.....

    THE WIN IN VA MEANT NOTHING....

    May 14, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  17. truthurts

    All you Hillary supporters voting for McCain are only proving one thing. You are sore losers and are attracted to voting for losers...
    OK that was 2 things..

    May 14, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  18. vjh

    according to Obama's website, he has a total of 1889.5 delegates with 135.5 more to go ! C'mon SDs and Oregon.

    May 14, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  19. Independent

    Good for Obama. Let's all try to get excited about our nominee!

    May 14, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  20. monica

    Oregon – you can do it! Let's see if you can beat Idaho's largest margin of victory for Obama. Can you go for him by more than 79%?? I think so!!

    Obama '08

    May 14, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  21. dave

    Once these hillbilly states are done pumping Hill with false hope we can move on to the November election. Please Oregon drive the last nail home (again)

    May 14, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  22. jstamey

    Has anyone bothered to read michelle's thesis from college???? Scarey!!!!

    May 14, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  23. HILLARY SUPPORTER

    Mya....too late...his supporters have said some of the meanest things I have ever heard someone say about another individual....if they all of a sudden start being nice, that's pandering. At least state how you really feel....otherwise why bother? Do you think Hillary's supporters don't get it? We've been fighting an uphill battle for her ever since January when the media love-fest started for him.......we really are not as "uneduacted" as the media has portrayed.....

    May 14, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  24. Pamela

    Hey CNN! What about the 3 superdelegates Obama won this morning?

    May 14, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  25. Marge Hibbing Mn

    I guess the people in Oregon have no taste.

    May 14, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
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