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. bern

    Obama and fairminded Americans will take our country back from the right wing facists and the race baiting Clintons.

    May 26, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  2. Sam

    So What? Bill Clinton call this cover up politics. For them everthing is conspiracy. Obama won the nomination few months ago. It is a matter of acceptance. Just.


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

    Way to go MT!!!! still not sure why 13% are undecided what kind of misspoken sound bite are they waiting for.

    May 26, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. Joe

    Democrats maybe tired of The Clintons but should realize they are the only dems who can win. As a republican i hope you guys nominate Obama!! He is another Dukakis!

    May 26, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  5. Debby

    400 hundred polled WOW he won by a landslide for the state. LOL

    May 26, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  6. Tyrone

    This sounds really good for Barack. I'm sure that had the polls been taken May 21-26 barack would be even further ahead with all of the mud slinging we've seen over these few days.

    May 26, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  7. Ennis, LA

    yeah...Obama 14%, Clinton 32%, Castro 50%.

    May 26, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  8. Jim from Indiana

    Looks like Obama is strong in the western states, from Oregon and Washington to Colorado and Iowa.

    As he said, he just might change that red-blue electoral map!

    Especially since he also is now ahead of McCain in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, and has a good chance of winning the eastern seaboard states, from New England down through Virginia and even North Carolina.

    May 26, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  9. jt

    How about Puerto Rico?

    Clinton 52%

    Obama 37%

    Hillary better for November contest.

    May 26, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  10. Will in Richmond, VA

    I guess Open Sky Country must have their heads in the sand, right? Must not be core hard working Americans there, right? Hillary needs landslide wins in every primary since April 1, right? Obama can't win the general election, right? Hillary's the underdog , right? Hillary has the popular vote, right? Conspiracy, right? Wright, right?

    Come on.

    May 26, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  11. Hot Chocolate, TX

    Can Obama win the Democratic nomination and also win in November?? .........YES HE CAN!!!! Go Obama!!

    May 26, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  12. Sam, SD

    Thank you Montana. Please give Obama a big victory and put to rest the Clinton "hard working Americans" tactics. We are all hard working and we vote for the candidate that has the best ideas and that candidate is Obama.

    VOTE OBAMA!!!!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  13. Tracy

    My question is...If Clinton had won the primaries back in February, like she intended, would she still care about the voters in states like Montana today? She wants all the votes to count because she has not won.

    Obama 08

    May 26, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  14. ari

    Clinton is ahead in the popular vote if:

    You count Florida and Michigan

    You dont count Obama's votes.

    Keep fighting Bill!!

    May 26, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  15. mike

    hillary must come out of the race now all she is doing is puting demoncratic again each other people have to realise this by now it all about her i think she rather mccain to win

    May 26, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  16. Willis, Texas

    It is amazing how Hillary supporters completely ignore the "words slipping off Hillary's lips" concerning "murder"! The woman is sick and desperate enough to commit to murder - she is actively soliciting for some weak-minded individual to do it for her.

    Her apology was no apology - it was a cover up. I saw her face when she said the words (apology), but her heart really was not in the true meanings of the words!!!!!

    "An Ohio Voter" - will you commit murder for her?

    May 26, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  17. Don in Hawaii

    What a comment from an Ohio voter who got duped by that ridiculous "3 AM" phone call bit. You guys got too much snow up there to get snowed by Hillary the master of whiteouts.

    Don't you guys realize that any President when he get a 3 AM phone call will not make any decisions there at that moment. Presidents have to discuss any issues with advisers, so no matter who gets that phone call it is a group of people that will eventually make the final decision. I feel Obama has surrounded himself with a very knowledgeable group of people that will be his advisers.

    People need to really look at what the Obama machine is, it is full of very informed people. Hillary has got Bill and the lobbyist, we do not need that. Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky voters need to get educated on what each campaign has to offer. Don't vote just because Hillary is a woman or you are prejudice against blacks. I thought Americans were beyond that, here in Hawaii we are all equal and little prejudice exists.

    Don in Kona

    May 26, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  18. Conservative Buyer- CA


    May 26, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  19. The O

    Thats FABULOUS NEWS, but I think she has something funny up her PANT SUIT, which she will pull out a day or 2 before the Montana primary, like she always does, watch for it!!!!


    BARACK THE VOTE!!!!!!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  20. MacMo

    The nomination is mathematically out of Clinton's reach. I wish FL and MI can be re-run, And if that happens, Obama will certainly win MI and Clinton wins FL and the race will end.

    May 26, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  21. Go clinton!!!!

    even though i'm a clinton supporter, it's beginning to look like she will not win the primaries. With that being said....go Obama! Anybody but McCain. good fight Hill, maybe next time 🙂


    May 26, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  22. james

    Shame on you CNN... never posting by comments. You must not like my truthful comments about how this election was setup and stolen from Hillary and the people.

    Hillary is a TRUE American and a TRUE Leader... God Bless her.

    McCain '08 for Clinton '12
    Obama, well – NEVER!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  23. chris

    Bill is at this point completely politically tone deaf.

    A good lesson in all of this is that your family (with the exception of hillary clinton when she was advising bill and we all know why) do not make for good political advisors. Emotion is clouding his judgement.

    Either that or he is secretly in the can for Barack.

    Sd's end this charade. PLEASE

    And BTW the notion that some guy with a funny sounding name who looks nothing like what the majority thinks a president should look like would beat out one of the 3 real political dynasties in this country based on nepotism and favoritism from the MSM and the "they" as clinton calls them is completely absurd.

    The only way to do what BHO is about to accomplish given who he is is by sheer political talent and genius. And the only reason why this thing is not over is because of the Clinton power and influence.

    May 26, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  24. Willie McGill, Graduate Student@DePaul University

    I sincerely wished Senator Obama well in Montana; however, I am support Senator Clinton. If Senator Obama receives the nomination, he will certainly lose in the general election against Senator McCain. West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida and Kentucky have certainly sent a loud message throughout America that Senator Obama is not the stronger candidate to win. Yet, Senator Obama is determined to become the Democratic Presidental Candidate. As a man proclaiming equality, I wish him well; however, in the general election, Senator McCain will receive the election on a silver plate.

    May 26, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  25. Gwen

    We do not have to vote for Obama, we will not vote for Obama, we are the base of the party, let's see him get it without us.

    One of the disrepected old white women

    May 26, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
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