May 26th, 2008
01:15 PM ET
7 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. Ben

    Its about Bill C, talks too much in his retired days!

    May 26, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  2. LC

    We need the president who loves America and keeps America at the top. I doubt Obama can do that.

    May 26, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. Tom,des moines

    People,if Hussein Obama is the nominee,all we have to do is vote for McCain so Hillary can run again in the next 4 yrs.

    Vote Hillary or McCain only folk! No Hussein Obama period.

    May 26, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. Justin from West Haven, CT

    Obama can't win white people but can win CT, Clintonistas should move to Cuba.

    May 26, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. Obama in 08

    LOL obama will win in novemeber, hell the GOP is afraid already because that other idiot is running libertarian... which is pretty bad considering hes a un-liberal running the liberal ticket

    If hilary gets her head out of the clouds and starts focusing on getting a democrat back in office instead of being self centered and only careing about herself then the dem's can go all the way back to the whitehouse.

    Obama & Anyone but clinton in 08

    May 26, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. Mike in NYC

    (Come on guys, let me out of moderation. All I'm doing is explaining why BO will win MO and SD. Which is what you should be doing, and aren't.)

    May 26, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. Fred

    Obama has every chance of beating McBush in November. I recommend folks visit the real clear politics Web site from time to time to see evidence of this for themselves. Obama will be the next U.S. President and not a minute too soon!!

    Obama/Sebelius!!

    May 26, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  8. Obama in 08

    Jake: so ... McGovern shouldnt have supported anyone? give me a break in the end the party has to all align behind one candidate or another... so saying that the support of Superdelegate A. is bad is bullcrap especially this late in the game now that all of the delegates are just pretty much settling in and trying to end it.

    May 26, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  9. OHIO

    On April 7, 2006, I was in the courtroom of Judge Aurelio Munoz in Los Angeles. David Kendall, counsel for Hillary Clinton, turned in a declaration to the court that is nothing short of a work of fiction. Munoz said: I will entertain no motion that prevents Senator Clinton from testifying in this case..........did you hear that, Mr. Kendall? Well, the wheels of justice turn slowly, but the time is coming closer.

    A few months ago, Peter Paul submitted to a polygraph examination to answer a few questions about the business relationship with and promises from Bill Clinton. Clinton induced Paul to become Hillary's largest donor, the largest donor ever to a Senate campaign, with the promise that he would come aboard Stan Lee Media when he left the White House. Hillary, of course, was in the middle of it all.

    Pursuant to the experienced polygraph examiner, Peter answered the questions truthfully. When Hillary swore under oath that she knew nothing of the business arrangement, she was lying. She has tended to do that when she is under oath.

    Chelsea Clinton was witness to the arrangement and told witnessess at Barbra Streisand's home on Aug. 13, 2000 that the family stayed up late after the Aug. 12 Gala playing Scrabble and discussing how excited they were that dad was going to work for the man who created Spider Man (Stan Lee). Hillary has set up her own daughter to have to lie for her to protect her political future.

    A trial date will be announced on Feb. 21 at the status conference in Paul v Clinton. She is expected to be under oath during the summer congressional recess. The hope is that the civil case will finally expose the campaign finance fraud.

    May 26, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  10. Carl McClain

    HILLARY NEEDS TO GO HOME , GET OUT OF THE RACE , ITS OVER.. WE DONT TRUST HER OR BILL , NOW SHE WANTS TO BE VP. .. THAT WOULD BE A BIG MISTAKE , PLUS BILL CLINTON ALWAYS LOOKING OVER OBAMA'S SHOULDER ...THE CLINTONS WILL DO ANYTHING TO WIN ,.. BUT, FIRST THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH.. WE , THE PEOPLE.... AND WE WANT BARACK OBAMA ...
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    GO OBAMA GO , ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE , WE HAVE HAVE YOUR BACK...... YES WE CAN......YES WE CAN..

    May 26, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  11. Jaun

    Clinton and her supporters need to just go away...FADE OUT. Why divide to party more when you all know the final outcome. Hillary go away and take your haters with you...we don't need this.
    DEOCRATS FOR OBAMA.
    OBAMA 08'

    May 26, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  12. Gerry

    Smart voters in Montana

    May 26, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  13. Sugar Shane, Sacramento CA

    If Hillary is not on the ticket VOTE FOR McCAIN!!! Save yourself and America and then vote for Hillary 2012! Obama has had his 15 minutes of fame, in 7 months he will be forgotten. Obama supporters/brainwashees sorry about your luck...

    May 26, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  14. BettiH, Indianapolis, IN

    Good job Obama.

    May 26, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  15. Tom,des moines

    I think Hussein Obama will be the next Mondale,George McGovern and Dukakis. Goodbye Hussein Obama.

    Vote Hillary or McCain only folk!

    May 26, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  16. Venus

    YES!

    Ha,ha,ha,aaaaaaaaaah! Happy I am on the best team!

    Come on Montana and South Dakota– Give Bam a big one!

    It's funny to watch the Clinton Meltdown!!! It's great to watch the Clinton Machine start to break down and lean and ---how nasty many of her staffs are nasty and mean! No wonder she acts like she has no feelings!

    Way to go Bam!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  17. Maria from Puerto Rico

    Hillary and Bill belongs to an old energy. They are dinousaur.
    America deserves a new air.
    America deserves the integrity of those in power.
    America deserves Obama!
    GO, Obama GO!

    May 26, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  18. Tom

    As far as I`m concerned the continuation of this race is just a beauty contest for its so obvious that OBAMA is going to be the democratic nominee, and yes he will beat MCCain with his own shoe.

    OBAMA:)

    May 26, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  19. Elizabeth, NC

    You know that comment by Bill Clinton regarding some sort of 'Cover up' against his wife does not even deserve to come out of the thoughts of illiterates let alone someone who graduated from Yale Law School, was Governor of Arkansas (granted it may have been just Arkansas) and most importantly headed the developed world for 8yrs (George W Bush also did that anyway). But still this is so third world way of thinking and speaking. Bill I'm lost for words........ b'cos moron, stupid idiot, backward, loser etc don't even describe you.

    May 26, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  20. Caty, Billings, MT

    Forget the polls--forget the delegates and super delegates--this is going to be a 3 way race with Hillary as an Independent. Yes, Obamaniacs, read it and weep. The latest Collup poll shows a 3 way race as follows:

    Clinton 36%
    McCain 30%
    Obama 26%
    Undec. 8%

    Go Hillary!!!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  21. BK

    OBAMA ALL THE WAY, SAVE THE COUNTRY, SAVE THE WORLD
    OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA

    May 26, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  22. Mary Sue

    Glad to see polls showing Obama will win the last two contests. Montana (and South Dakota) are states with mostly white voters. I wonder what negative story the media will find to sully his triumph?

    May 26, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  23. Inks

    I am of the mind to keep a more measured optimism. I say wait until the votes are counted before declaring winners.

    To those who say vote Republican if your candidate does not win, I say be careful what you wish for. Vote policy not just the person. The last 7 years have not been a dream the relatively healthy America previous generations left behind is crumbling and if you are true patriots, you will vote for the policy you believe will bring about the best life for all not just vote for your favourite candidates.

    America has another chance to make amends, the question to ask is will they take it, other empires did not and you should ask yourself where they are today.

    May 26, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  24. A Texas Voter

    tj He won't lose in November,because Hillary will not be out of the race yet, she will still be campaigning!!! SHE CAN'T STOP!!!!!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  25. Josh

    For the Clinton supporters saying Obama has no chance in November please take a look at the latest Zogby national poll which has Obama up by 10% over McCain in a 4 way race (including Barr & Nader.)

    May 26, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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