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. Ito, Yokosuka Japan

    He also leads in the popular vote, unpleadged delegates, super delegates, states won, morals, ethics, intelligence, honesty, and every other important metric one could think of.

    May 26, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. Michael, an independent Canadian

    To Pat Va:

    You are experiencing the same frustration that I have had where any pro-Obama comments I have made have not been included in a CNN blog. I think that most Clinton supporters would be surprised to learn how much filtering CNN does against pro-Obama bloggers. After all, Wolf had a pro-Clinton supporter and a Republican on CNN yesterday to debate comments made by Obama......CNN Controversial News Network

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




    NEW YORK)(May 8, 2008) Well, it's official. Barry
    Obama has been endorsed as the McGovern Democrat" for president. Hillary Clinton should be celebrating, though I doubt it has dawned on her yet she just won a round without realizing it.

    George McGovern was one of the most decent men to ever serve in public life or in the U. S. Senate. He served bravely in World War II. He represented a rural state and was reelected by conservative voters. And he was a nice guy. But he was a lousy national candidate who led the Democrats to one of their worse drubbings in history. In the midst of or closing days of (take your choice; sound familiar?) an unpopular war he managed to lead Democrats to one of their biggest defeats in history. The more things change

    May 26, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. Delores

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I am beginning to smell a breath of fresh air. And, anxiously awaiting the rainbow.

    Bye-bye...Clinton Clan. Bye, bye!

    May 26, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. white, female, over 50

    It's funny.... depending upon the nature of the article, I see folks saying CNN is the Clinton Network News or that CNN won't post anything that is FOR Obama or that they don't post Pro-McCain comments.

    It can't be all three, can it?

    I am an Obama supporter. I've had posts on CNN and sometimes, my posts don't show up. I don't think it has anything to do with the slant of your post, nor always the vehemence of your statements (lord knows there are plenty haters who post here).

    It is more likely that given the nature of the internet and web apps that your post fell into the cracks between when posts are accepted and approved by moderators. Some topics fill up quickly; some don't get much traffic.

    I believe Obama will win both Montana and S. Dakota. I can't wait to hear what the Clinton argument will be then.

    May 26, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  6. CT for Obama

    People are still unsure who they should vote for this late in the game?
    The superdelegates are still unsure. What is wrong with these people?

    May 26, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. DR

    Polls can and have been wrong in this election campaign. Obama has no chance against McCain, so vote for Hillary!

    May 26, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  8. Howard

    Poor Bill. Him and his little tyrant are taking on water and he doesn't know how to hadle it. There always comes a time when you lose so Billary , suck it up and finally realize that you are not invincible or have a divine right of succession to the Ivory tower. I'm from a small community in Newfoundland , Canada and I'm totally fascinated with the process of trying to elect a president. It just blows my mind the waste of time and money. Go Obama

    May 26, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  9. tj

    Have your fun now Obama supporters, because he will lose the general election if he's the nominee.

    May 26, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  10. sacto joe

    Anyone who buys into Hillary Clinton's protestations of innocence over her use of Robert Kennedy's death is either sadly deluded are purposefully protesting ignorance of reality. There is NO WAY a lawyer as shrewd as she is didn't make this allusion purposefully and with malice aforethought.

    I once was willing to cede her the VP spot: No more. Her kind of slash and burn politics is the last thing this country needs to reward.

    Unfortunately, she has pulled what should have been a huge step forward for women's rights down with her.

    May 26, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  11. rose, texas

    2 those that think that i will vote 4 obama in nov. u'r wrong. i'm a hillary supporter and that is not going to change, i might vote 4 mccain r not vote @ all, but not 4 obama. believe it cuz that's just the way it is. post this......

    May 26, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  12. patrick

    To Farell and Wayne,

    you two should be ashamed....LOL!

    I just say get Michigan and Florida seated and lets move the Obama nomination forward.....Obama 2008!

    May 26, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  13. Peter Kavanagh

    Bill Clinton is saying that there is a " cover up " and that a large win in Montana will force the superdelegates to reconsider . The two of them are so desperate , I hope Montana will put them out of their misery .

    Obama 08 !!!

    Yes We Can !!!

    May 26, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |

    Bill said " 'Oh, this is so terrible: The people they want her. Oh, this is so terrible: She is winning the general election, and he is not. Oh my goodness, we have to cover this up.' " BILL !! THE TRUTH IS IF SOME HOW SHE COULD OVER RIDE THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE AND TAKE IT WAY FROM OBAMA YOU CAN BET SHE WONT WIN A DAME THING !!!!!!! WITHOUT US SHE CANNOT WIN A NONTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SHE HAS BEEN BET AND IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND TAKE YOURE WIFE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  15. scott from ny

    YES GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  16. Freedom of speech

    tj, we will remember you when he wins!

    GO! OBAMA!

    May 26, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  17. lol

    can't wait till the delegate count goes up to 2210. than neither candidate will have the #. then let's talk electability. hillary wins swing states, she will be ahead in the popular vote, and she is ahead of mccain on the electoral map, obama is behind mccain. hillary can beat mccain, obama can't. obama can't even beat hillary!

    May 26, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  18. Carl29

    The most rewarding thing about this primary season is having trashed her majesty's dream, I mean, Hillary's dream, of becoming president in 2008. Without nomination there is no general election 🙂
    To me that the prize. No letting the Clinton monarchy get its dirty hands on the throne. Down with the Monarchy!!! Down with the Disnaty!!! Down with the Bushes!!! Down with the Clintons!!!

    Something is for sure: For the first time since 1980 neither a Clinton nor a Bush will be on a presidential ticket. Oh beutiful!!

    May 26, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  19. Jeni

    1:31 MDT It will be such a relief when this nomination is over and Obama can get down to exposing McCain for what he is – a Bush in Cindy's clothing. If I thought there would be 4 more Bush-like years I'd have to start taking all these medicines advertised on the news networks (the side affects just might be more pleasant!).

    May 26, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  20. Bootsie Mills

    Behind every successful man-there is a good woman! Thanks Michelle for making Barack the man he is today. U go girl!

    May 26, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  21. MacMo

    A new Survey USA poll shows Obama leading Mcsame in OH, FL, PA and VA. It looks good for Obama at the moment. But we're still a long away.

    May 26, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  22. Maria from Puerto Rico

    Obama won't lose general election if he's nominee because We The People, we has waken up.

    America deserves Obama, someone in control of his ego.

    Hillary and McCain are the same thing: selfish republicans.

    This time, We The People won't be cheated again.

    May 26, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. Ben

    People of Montana know well enough of Monica claim others want this and that is like pretending ML never happened!..Stop making specualtive claims which is contributing to HRC's downfall!!

    May 26, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  24. Proust

    When I hear Democrats saying they will rather vote McCain than Obama (if he gets the nomination) , I think ..... SO WHAT ?
    Good Millions other do not think like you
    OBAMA 08

    May 26, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  25. hugo

    Ok, can we all just stop destroying each other. Are we all that so caught up with this, insulting one another, saying how much we despise eachother, saying we'd rather vote republican, just because our person wasnt the nominee. Are we really gonna let McCain just take the white house? Face it we're not that different, Hilary and Obama, are so alike on so many issues, issues that are so crucial at this moment. Issues McCain obviously disregards. We need to stop the fighting and bickering, and unite under whomever the nominee is. Obama, or by some chance Clinton, we need to change this country, and that wont happen if you go voting republican come november. You want to change and help the country nows your chance. Just stop the fighting and realize we all have a common goal. And thats that a democrat takes back the white house.

    May 26, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
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