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. Wes

    Vote McCain and save America? Save America from what, more GOP, Bush incompetence? The worst President in the history of our country and we need to continue those blunderheaded policies? Unbelievable.

    May 26, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. maca

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!

    WITH HILLARY ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IF NOT HILLARY< VOTE McCAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 26, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  3. mj - florida

    that is great news! I hope the poll holds true!

    Obama 08

    May 26, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. Josie WA

    Come on Montana 13% undecided. Vote for Obama and let the general begin! A vote for Clinton is a vote for McCain at this point. Vote with your head.

    May 26, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  5. sdn

    Godspeed President Obama. To all the troops: THANK YOU FOR SERVING, WE REMEMBER!

    May 26, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  6. Love

    Hillary is not the problem! The SUPERDELEGATES are the problem! They are as weak as carbonic acid! They cannot take the obvious decision to get Hillary out! She continues to change the rules to satisfy her own narrow interest as the SUPERDERANGED democrats are reduced to mere spectators!

    May 26, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  7. hrao

    Obama and his supporters must calm down – They need Hillary's votes. I think Canadians should try to clean up their Quebec mess and stop talking about US elections.

    May 26, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  8. carrie sean

    how on earth can u say obama has no chance against maccain,so people should vote maccain?
    if obama has no chance against maccain ands he is till beating hillary in any way possible.
    doesnt that mean hillary is weaker than the inmate running for president??
    you guys never cease to amaze me with ur dumb comments

    May 26, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  9. change in my pocket

    If Obama gets the Dem Nomination:

    All of the uneduacated simple white Democrats that you, Howard Dean took for granted, will be voting for John McCain for President.

    So chalk up another loss for Deans Dozen. I would rather die than vote for Obama. All of my Democrat friends say the same. In reality I am glad, because Dean you turned your back on us, shoved Obama down our throats, now we're throwing up.

    Seems like you old school Dems, Dean, Kennedy, Dodd, Kerry really pissed us off this time. You turned your back on the Democrat's most viable candidate, Hillary. Now we are going to return the favor. I am going to turn my back on YOUR CHOICE Howard Dean, and will be voting Republican for the first time in my life.

    At least I know McCain is a patriot, has pride, and shows and has shown his loyalty to his country. Therefore I will vote for McCain with a smile on my face.

    May 26, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  10. gman

    Here's a great Obama Administration:

    Pres – Obama

    VP – Kathleen Sebelius

    AG – John Edwards

    Sec State – Bill Richardson

    Sec Defense – Jim Webb

    May 26, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  11. Karen P

    that's great! Obama carries MORE STATES and I'm very happy to see that such diverse populations in the U.S. have come together.

    May 26, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  12. jason

    must all the republicans urge the clinton supporters to vote McCain if Obama isn't elected? We're uneducated, but not stupid.

    May 26, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  13. Nowhere Man

    To all you HRC supporters who keep posting that Obama will lose the GE, and you are so SURE that she will win it? Based on what? My God, the incredible arrogance of the Clintonistas! Your "inevitable" candidate cannot even win the fricking primary contests! Oh, go ahead and count the bogus votes in FL and MI, it doesn't matter. And, ole Billy, out there today pontificating that ALL you Democrats are picking the wrong candidate. His ego knows no bounds. "It should be mine, mine, MINE, I tell you! Oh, uh, I mean, Hillary's ...."

    Obama '08!

    May 26, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  14. Susan


    Please support Hillary Clinton for the right reasons........

    More experienced
    For ALL the people
    A Fighter
    She does not slam the American people

    Hillary 08

    May 26, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  15. amila

    Clinton supporters saying 'all the way to the White House.' Education department should imporve math education in school systems.LOL

    May 26, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  16. jason

    must all the republicans urge the clinton supporters to vote McCain if Clinton isn't elected? We're uneducated, but not stupid. We aren't voting for your candidate out of spite, sorry. Spite is your republican emotion, keep it on your side of the aisle.

    May 26, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  17. JN

    Congrats on your lead!!! Time to kick Billary and her Clan to the streets where she and they belong...Bye Bye Billary! Bye Bye. Good luck on the 31st WONT be getting what you asked for because...wait for it....YOU CHEATED!!! Wait for her to move the goal post again...along with your other half Bill!!

    May 26, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  18. change in my pocket

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm, if Obama wins the Dem Nomination........................I wonder who us (over 17 million voters) would vote for......................I know for sure not Obama.

    Obama is a racist and a anti-American.

    Nothing Howard Dean and the corrupt ole school can say will CHANGE my mind is not weak.

    May 26, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  19. Candi SC

    I would like for Obama to get enough votes to shut Hillary and Bill Clinton down. He is a pain in the butt. Go home Hillary and Bill, you are destroying the democratic party.

    May 26, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. carrie sean

    this is an open letter to hillary clinton
    senator,you are destroying the democratic party.
    hillary please tell us what we can do to make u realise that america has made the decision,and u are not it?
    please free ur supporters on this blog from what ever spell of ignorance u placed them under.
    you would be ashamed if u read the things they write here
    but then u urself have no shame?
    if u did you would quit after ur numerous lies.
    im not suprised at ur behaviour but i am sad that u have pulled bill down with you
    i admired him so much,and felt sorry for him being stuck with you
    but now ui feel you deserve each other
    have you broken up with ur female campaign staf yet?
    we know hillary,because we watch .

    May 26, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  21. KK

    CNN-Thanks for updating OBAMA's scorecard.

    May 26, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  22. Never Obama

    The move is on...

    It is a FACT that Hillary supporters will not support Obama in November IF he is the nominee. This is a sincere movement that has started networking through email, websites, and phone calls to all Hillary supporters. Currently, our projections have just reached 50% of Hillary supporters that have dedicated their vote and time to McCain's campaign if Hillary doesn't get the nomination.

    Sorry Obamabots. We want EXPERIENCE. Call it racist or call it what you may. Look deep within yourself before making such asinine claims to racism since you have no other excuse.

    Don't take it personal. It is what it is. Obama can't win without Hillary and her supporters. Anyone who thinks otherwise is very stupid.

    May 26, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  23. obama 2008

    For those of you Hillary supporters that say vote for McCain instead of Obama aren't reallly supporters anyway..You are no different than racist people who vote against obama because of his race.You rather vote for McCain a man who doesn't support pro choice,he voted against raising the minimum wage and i can go on and on so you go right ahead and be a bigot and vote for more of the same.You think the last 7 years has been hell just vote for McCain and you would be lucky if you have money left over to pay your light bill

    May 26, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  24. JN

    Belle...Shut your ugly mouth...what are you 12 years old??? You have done nothing but spew hatred every time you blog here..please go awat...your racism is shinging thru and everyone can see it..Somehow you must be related to both are anrgy, devisive human beings! Go on her blog and praise her all you want...She will NOT be the next president of the USA..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 26, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  25. Katie

    I'm from Indiana and was sadly disappointed that she barely won here, but the down side to that, now everyone else is too.. Since Hillary left an unpaid bill at Indiana University that they now have to pay on her behalf. Its amazing how she lies, and claims to be the one that can clean up George Bush's mess, when she's leaving a mess everywhere she goes. Be careful monta and PR you're going to end up paying for Hillary's visit!!!

    May 26, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
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