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. World Angel

    Please, please, please tell me why you all think OBAMA is the BEST CANDIDATE for PRESIDENT. I've been searching and asking for help with this and noboby will respond. I see criticism of the other Candidates regarding their plans and their proposals as to what action they'll take if they become President but nothing of OBAMA's plans.

    This reminds me of how those "TERRIOST" came to the US, went to school, became educated, learned all the rules, became the best PILOTS to fly a plane, and then, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMM!!! 911 DIASTER.

    May 14, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  2. kishon OUT WITH THE RACIST CARD!

    Yea!!!!! for the super delegates, Hillary needs to get out of the race , she has clearly shown her true colors by dividing the country with her
    racist remarks coded into every speach she makes (White blue collard workers) (White older woman) (white low income) please Hillary stop being racist you and your still want to be president husband need to step aside for the new wave presidential canidate
    BARACK OBAMA, he will be the only canidate tha can defeat Mccain
    as you can see if she is behind in states and delegates and super-d
    you tell me who has the math wrong, plus he is popular around the world except to those who chooses to be racist, GOOG BYE HILLARY!
    Hello to all the real people in America who is color blind and want whats new and right for our country i love all of you, red and yellow ,black and white "WE ARE ALL PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT" JESUS LOVE THE LITTLE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD!!!!!

    May 14, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. Fran

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!! Go Hillary!!!

    And while you are at it......go out the door and then get into your jet and just keep going!!!!!

    It's over!!!!!! OBAMA 08

    May 14, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  4. Desmond Sequeira

    Respectfully, from an "outsider":

    On every count, from Integrity to electibility, it should be clear that OBAMA is by far the best leader the USA can have.

    Democrats and US citizens can be true to the solid principles and spirit of their party and nation by maintaining their own integrity and voting for OBAMA now and in November

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. Nando, Florida

    THEN TTHE MORNING COMES AND REALITY SITS IN SHE IS STILL 25MILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT AND SHE ALSO HAS NO WAY TO CATCH HIM. ALSO LAST NIGHT DONNA BRAZILLE SAID THE MEDIA IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THE MEETING ON THE 31ST TO HEAR THE ARGUMENTS ON FL AND MI SO AMERICA CAN SEE WHEN THE SUPERS TELL HILLARY AND THE MERRY MEN TO TURN IN THERE PHONE LISTS TO OBAMA THIS CIRCUS IS OVER.

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  6. Pat Durham

    Obama holds a big lead with little experience. Hillary or McCain will get my vote depending on the Democratic choice. Wake up Superdeligates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  7. Mike in Columbus

    to Hillary or McCain

    Pathetic! The last line of you post defines you... enough said!

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. James from Boston

    Ever notice how Terry McAuliffe doesn't even mention Oregon? With these guys it's all about their omissions. They say she wins white blue-collar folk, then why did she lose the primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin? Oregon is a white state too and he'll win that primary....so it's not just caucus states and those with large African-American populations. Oh, and lest they forget, Puerto Rico isn't a state, unless I missed something.

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  9. SB

    Why are Hillary supporters so bitter? Obama is a great and inspiring candidate. I just don't understand.

    AS for the superdelegate endorsements. I think we can expect the party elders to coalesce behind Obama the more Hillary divides the party...

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  10. Kathy

    Why does Clinton supporters insist on saying that Clinton is winning in the popular vote? Obama was not on the ballot in michigan so that does not count! I find it funny that clinton never talks abou the fact in the beginning Clinton didn't care if florida and michigan were counted, she even agreed to it, but know all of the sudden it is Obama fault that they are not counted! Clinton just get out of the race so Democrats can unite!!!!!

    obama 08!!!!

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. margarita

    SO HILLARY CRUSHES OBAMA YESTERDAY AND TODAY CNN CAN'T WASIT TO POINT OUT OBAMAS LEAD NEXT WEEK...

    KNOW THIS BIG BOX, DRIVE BY, LEFT WING MEDIA....

    I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR OBAMA... FINITO!... AND GUES WHA T ELSE NEITHER WILL ALOT OF MY DEMOCRAT SISTERS AND BORHTERS...

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  12. Kevin

    Obama/MaCaskill 08 or Obama/Sebelius 08

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  13. Judy

    Good Job Obama stand your grounds and don't let anyone fool you about not voting for you unless Hillary says "White folk want vote for you'. Keep your head up and campaign positive and don't think about Ms. Negative.

    Obama 08

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  14. McCain 08

    Would all of you stop whining already. The process doesn't even end for another 3 weeks. Let is run out. Geeze, what are you so afraid of. I mean Jesus Christ, I mean Obama will be your nominee for Heaven's sake. Who cares how many delegates Obama picked up. Women are going to be pissed off that Hill didn't win. YOu think Obama will win without them. Think again. There are only so many black people in America.

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  15. Jonathan

    Obama did not "pick up" any endorsements today. He's been sitting on them so that he could put them out their today so he could mitigate her win a little...just like he has done this entire primary. The proportional system of the primary is the only reason Obama is winning. If it were winner take all, like the General Election, Clinton would be in the lead right now. He'll get no points for being close on Election Day.

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  16. Anne - VA

    All,

    I agree with so many of you in regards to the overall picture that no matter our little personal feelings...the Democrats MUST unite in November.

    Also...under NO circumstances must we unite on an Obama/Clinton ticket...

    I don't have a problem with him giving her run of the "No Child Left Behind Act", as it has gone to hell and back...Maybe with her aggressive style we can see that program up and running full force.

    Go Hillary....make something useful of yourself...after all, aren't you the originator of...."It takes a village"???????

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  17. obamas hope for cahnge

    Go home Hillary. Cant you see it is over ,done, finished? AMERICANS who are educated will not stand for you anymore.OBAMA is the real deal .Unless you are a redneck living in the past with no concern but racial idenity you can see right through HRC.OPEN your minds not your racial bias WEST VA PENN OHIO.Im proud to be a white male without racial bias. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BARACK.

    May 14, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  18. Freida NYC

    I will not support Obama in November period. The media and Obama's supporters have been way too nasty to Hillary. I can't believe the Obamaniacs in these blogs!!!! They are still bashing Hillary...how in the world do you guys expect us Hillary's supporters to unite when you are are continuing to demorilize our candidate?! Well, I think not. Most of us, (especially women) will vote against Obama. I hope Hillary runs as an independant.

    SAY NO TO OBAMA

    May 14, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  19. A

    CNN Please use the word CRUSH if and when Obama wins Oregon by a large margin.

    May 14, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  20. j williamson

    W VA should have been a victory lap for Obama and it was a blow-out for Hillary. Will the super-delegates take heed? Probably not, I suspect, and here comes another loss in November. Wake up people! Hillary has a much more broad-base of support – Obama supporters: do you want to win or would you rather "be right.?"

    May 14, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  21. PatrickTM

    Again we see HilBilly and supporters trying to rewrite history, math, the rules, and their past positions. In the national in November, no doubt McCain will carry some states overwhelminglly and lose just as much in others. Does anyone seriously think that the Republicans can carry California no matter who the Deomcratic contender is and no matter who won it in the primary? Look at what is happening all over th country - the Repulbicans are losing long safe seats to Democratic upstars and new comers. This is a whole new election and it is wide open.

    If you read some of the psots on varioius sites, the papers, listen to tne cable news, etc. you are seeing a lot of prejudice, mostly from HilBilly supporters. Women support a woman because they want to see one as President in their lifetime - nothing else. One person posted that he couldn't vote for Obama becuase of his middle name - now that's real thinking. And HilBilly, although toning down a bit, is still out there trying to create an impression of entitlement and superiority leading to many of these non-critical thinkers to believe that she is somehow having her right to be President stolen from her.

    Fortunately, the race still goes to the one who follows the rules, is honest, and most believable. Even HilBilly voters admit that she is not trustworthy and not likeable, but they vote their emotions, not their logic.

    May 14, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  22. Ted

    Hillary's supporters will be welcomed by all of Obama's supporters. Hopefully all democrats are acutely aware of the importance of winning the White House and ending the misery the Bush administration has inflicted upon America. Obama will win big here in Oregon because we are a progressive, intelligent electorate that recognizes the need for change and that Barack is the one to deliver that.

    May 14, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  23. Marine Dad

    I have a lot of thoughts about the people from WV...but its not worth it... this is America and they have their rights too, no matter how closed minded!

    May 14, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  24. GaVoter

    But he does kinda look like curious George in this picture....

    May 14, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  25. Sharon Minnesota

    When the primary race is over, the polls will show the true feelings of Americans. If Barack Obama does snatch the nomination by only half of the democratic vote, he will then lose big time when the Clinton supporters poll for the moderate John McCain.

    The real story has not been told yet.

    May 14, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
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