May 26th, 2008
01:15 PM ET
10 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. Derek New Orleans


    May 26, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  2. Deward Bowles

    Obama in 08!

    May 26, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. Susan Royersford

    He will lead us back to the White House!
    I knew something wonderful was going on when I read his book.
    400 May not be a lot. But the fact that the margin was that wide tells you something like it or not!

    Obama 2008

    May 26, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. tedy

    Great a least Hillary will not win these 2 states like Bill pretended.
    May be it's over Bill. Isn't it?

    May 26, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. Elaine Hollns

    Cheers!! for Obama all the way to the White House. Yes We Can!

    Obama "08'

    May 26, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  6. Denver Girl

    WHY is Hillary still standing??? I dont get it. If she somehow gets the nomination you know for sure there's some shady business taking place. Its pathetic that she is still stading trying to be nominated when she has obviously lost. She's just causing harm to the party and giving McCain amunition. It's so appauling how power hungry she really is. Even when she has lost to the better candidate, she's still trying to go on...just so she can say later that she's a fighter! Pathetic! Its amazing how much the Clinton name is hurting the Democratic party this time around.

    May 26, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  7. Patricktm

    If Clinton won all 3 of the remaining primaries by 3 points, and got 85% of the remaining Super delgates, she would still be short of the number of total delegates left to clinch the nomination. Of course, PR doesn't vote in the general election, so they, according to the Clinton logic, don't really "count." Billyboy is crying about the vast (right or left?) wing conspiracy to keep HilBilly from winning. Is this the same vast right wing conspiracy that made up the entire lie about Monica? The same right wing conspiracy that HilBilly viscously attacked? Or the same "trailer trash" that "lied" about Billylboy's sexual escapades. Remember, Billyboy never won a majority of the popular vote in either election. By that standard, he never should have served as President.

    Logic, facts, fairness, and anything else that stands in the way of the Clinton's getting what they want, and their ill informed, emotional supporters who act just like them, won't stop Obama-McCain in the general.

    May 26, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  8. Joseph Adewole

    Is Hillary not out yet? Wonders shall never end!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  9. Stacey

    Well of course he does:)

    May 26, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  10. Mark

    The press calls Hillary's supporters poor and uneducated. Based on her 35 year history of complete lies, flip flops, Iraq war support, pandering, I would call you dumb and unsuccessful.

    Instead of doing something to be better educated and more successful, you would rather vote for a mother figure to take care of you. Even though she is the most currupt, self serving, dishonest candidate since Nixon. Possibly even more corrupt than Tricky Dick.

    CNN, I dare you take me out of moderation.

    May 26, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  11. Frustrated Fem

    Clinton supporters WAKE UP!
    Don't use the sexism card, don't use the victim card... Senator Clinton was a very good and competent candidate, but she lost to another very good and competent candidate. There was no sexism nor racism involved, save for some stupid isolated events that definitely were not determinative.

    Let's all unite behind B. OBAMA to defeat Sen McCain who truly is continuation of G. Bush and sometimes even worse!

    OBAMA + Democrats 08

    May 26, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  12. no no no hilLIARy!

    YES WE CAN!!! GO Obama.

    May 26, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  13. Timbo

    Just like Hillary . . . belittling those in smaller states. And for the record, "Ohio Voter", polls always use a small sample.

    May 26, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |

    We get it, you don't like Obama and will vote for McCain instead, We get it.
    I voted for Edwards in my Primary, now I will vote for Obama.
    Just quit holding it over our heads and trying to threaten us and unify all Americans.

    May 26, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  15. Clinton Supporter

    Hey, Barry. Did you see the article in NY Times on the great white Bordeaux? Do try them. People suffering in Cuba because of unrelenting cruelty of the Bush regime? WHO CARES?!? Other Democrats might, but not our boy Barry. He's got better friends than that, more interesting people with lots of degrees.

    Barry knows what really counts – HE DOES. IT'S ALL ABOUT BARRY AND WHETHER HE WINS. He'll say ANYTHING to ANYONE, or when he's feeling particularly cowardly, have his "supporters" do it for him.

    And good luck packing up and leaving Iraq- suddenly we'll hear about being responsible to "our boys," and not endangering them by (What's that you say, Bar?) "leaving too quickly."

    Let's see, who can you dismiss in Montana. How about all those tribes? They don't vote, what difference would it make? They look like Cubans to you, Bar, but so does everyone else who's not listed on Dunn & Bradstreet.

    May 26, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  16. A CANUCK

    If Billyboy keeps shooting off his mouth like he did today......Hillary won't get any votes!!!!! Which is fine by me. OBAMA2008

    May 26, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  17. ron

    i guess he likes Montana and puerto rico more than kentucky and west Virginia at least he's making an effort there. but don't worry when he needs you he'll give you some of his precious time president for 48 states or 46 states if you count Florida and Michigan

    May 26, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  18. M.C.

    Super-delegates: Look for the popular vote. That's what counts. Nothing about the caucuses means anything. People were bullied and coerced by Obama people. Go Puerto Rico big time for Hillary!!!! Happy Memorial Day, Vets!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  19. Dave in RI

    Even if Hillary had another win, she still can not match Obama's Insermountable lead.

    To bad so sad it's over, time to move on against McCain (Ie Bush 2.0)

    May 26, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  20. james

    Funny thing is... Hillary beats McCain in the GE according to most recent polls.

    She is a REAL American and a TRUE Leader!

    Hillary or McCain

    May 26, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  21. Michael, an independent Canadian

    I keep telling my American Democrat friends that they will have problems reuniting for the fall election (just read these CNN and other blogs). The Clintons' determination to fight to the very end (which Obama has said they have the right to) has, unfortunately, created a hugh rift in the party that I firmly believe cannot be healed to win the Presidency regardless of whether Clinton or Obama gets the Democrat nomination.

    Both the Clinton and Obama faithful are too emotionally caught up in the Democrat primaries to objectively see what is in their best interests.

    AND PLEASE NOTE: If Obama wins the primaries, the reuniting of the Democrat party after the primaries IS MORE DEPENDENT UPON HILLARY THAN BARACK. If she does not work very hard, I stress VERY HARD, to bring her followers over to Obama, the Democrat party will not reunite properly.

    Isn't it ironic that the loser of the Democrat primaries ultimately controls whether the party wins the Presidency in the fall!!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  22. Sarah

    Why can't Hilary win educated white voters? Well I mean other than older females and the uneducated.

    May 26, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |

    And END this once and for all!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  24. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    GOOD.... stupid hag Hillary still doesn't get it....


    May 26, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  25. linda from prescott

    Go Obama!
    Hopefully you will choose a super VP and it won't be Hillary

    May 26, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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