May 26th, 2008
01:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Poll: Obama leads in Montana

Sen. Obama campaigned in Billings, Montana last week.
Sen. Obama campaigned in Billings, Montana last week.

(CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama appears to be headed for a win in one of the final contests of the Democratic nomination race, according to a new poll of likely Democratic primary voters in Montana.

Obama’s support stands at 52 percent and Clinton’s is at 35 percent. Thirteen percent of those who participated in the survey were unsure who they preferred as the Democratic nominee.

The Mason-Dixon poll of 400 likely Democratic primary voters in Montana was conducted May 19-21 and has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.

Montana and South Dakota will hold the last Democratic presidential primaries on June 3; sixteen pledged delegates are up for grabs in Montana’s primary and 15 in South Dakota.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • Montana • Polls
soundoff (227 Responses)
  1. TO

    GO OBAMA!!! Close the race for the nomination!

    May 26, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Well, let's all get ready for Hillary to say Montana doesn't count either.

    May 26, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. Wayne

    There ya go Bill Clinton.

    Foreget Montana and South Dakota.

    They know that Hillary and Bill are day dreaming and out of touch.

    McSame hasn't got the slightest chance against Obama, he is old,
    sick and has nor ideas to correct Bush's failed politics!

    Go Obama, you are the man of the hour.

    May 26, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. Jim Bremer

    If Hillary does not get the nomination – vote for McCain.

    Don't write in Hillary's name if she's not on the ballot – it accomplishes nothing. Vote McCain and save America.

    May 26, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. Elisabeth

    The highest-ranking leader in U.S. is Main Stream Media. Russian and Chineese ditto are MORE balanced.

    The next ranking LEADER are the Obama-online-experts. Young college students, teachers, advertisers and other elitists. They are in possession of the same knowledge as Hezollah and they are using the same methods to belittle and humiliate Obamas opponents – Hillary Clinton in particular.

    May 26, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. AN OHIO VOTER

    400 likely voters polled?? Wow, Obama has finally won the nomination. Make sure you "count the votes"!!!!

    Hillary Clinton all the way to the White House!!!

    Hillary '08

    May 26, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  7. Ellie in Aurora, CO

    Smart people in Montana – my birth state!! :-)

    May 26, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  8. Precious

    I believe that no matter who we are, we should always show ALL PRESIDENTS of the United States some respect. I as a black person believes that former President Bill Clinton deserves all of our respect, regardless of how he feels.

    I will not vote in the 2008 general election. I no longer care.

    May 26, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  9. No McSame

    Obama and Press Sec. Keith Olbermann = OO or OhOh to FIX(sly fox) news and the rest of the haters that tries to slant the true facts.
    Help end this Big Sky state. McSame as George Bush is a joke. His own party doesn't even want him so why should we.
    Navy Vet. for Obama08
    Make my day every day with Keith (tell it like it is) Olbermann as Press Secretary
    Go NAVY Go Obama

    May 26, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  10. Former Hillary Supporter, Now for Obama.

    Just another nail in Hillary's coffin

    May 26, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. Theogracias

    Clearly nobody works hard in Montana! On to The White House!!!!

    May 26, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. carrie sean

    well,of course obama is leading
    the people in montana ae intelligent,unlike some others.............
    Obama for ever

    May 26, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  13. jim t

    when rest of montana and south dakota sees all of billarys lies and

    corruption, they'll go for obama

    May 26, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  14. obama - supporter - arkansas

    wonderful
    he will do good
    god bless our usa and our troops

    May 26, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. obama - supporter - arkansas

    obama voter
    grow up
    give it up

    May 26, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  16. dian

    Do you have current polls for Puerto Rico?

    May 26, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  17. Shirley/CA for Obama

    Of course, Montana is beautiful country. Go Montana!

    FOR ALL OBAMA SUPPORTERS -please quit trying to make a case to the HRC supporters as to why they would vote for McInsane over Obama. THEY WILL NOT. Trust me. As much as they hate Obama and his supporters they are not stupid enough to kill their children. They will go to vote in Nov. just as we will and that vote will be for Obama. Yes, Obama. Although you will still hate him you will not vote for your destruction.

    May 26, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  18. McCAIN THREW MEN OF GOD UNDER THE BUS!

    Yeah! So very glad that there are still more reasonable thinking people not falling for the Clinton hype!

    May 26, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  19. Robert in Toronto,ON

    AN OHIO VOTER – This ain't OHIO! It's 'Bama country baby!

    Barack Obama – all the way to the White House!!!

    Obama '08

    May 26, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  20. Democrat in 08!

    Would this be consider a knockout? It seems that every contest is consider big or important. This is getting ridiculous I know its close but every state is not important. People do know that all these states might not vote democrat in 08 right? Like Kentucky! lol.
    Just hope most states do vote democrat in 08!

    May 26, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  21. Marilyn

    Way to Go Montana....Keep up the Good work....

    May 26, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  22. Louis

    They know what time it is in Montana. It's Obama time! Let's finally kick the Clintons out. We are tired of their lies and negative incitement of voters. Shame on them.

    May 26, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  23. Alison, FL

    AN OHIO VOTER May 26th, 2008 2:49 pm ET

    400 likely voters polled?? Wow, Obama has finally won the nomination. Make sure you "count the votes"!!!!

    Hillary Clinton all the way to the White House!!!

    Hillary '08
    _____________________________________________________

    At least he is closer to the nomination than Billary! just 49 delegates needed to clinch it!...IN YOUR FACE! bOOYAH!

    May 26, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  24. spyturtle

    Bill and Hillary playing the victim does not make a great case for leadership. Looking desperate and re-writing the rules late in the game is not making the case that Hillary should be in the White House. Bill's deranged behavior with so many irrational theories is pure blind ambition. Let's move on with a fair election.

    May 26, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  25. martin

    another intelligent state!unlike kentucky,arkansas,and west virginia....they suck!

    May 26, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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