May 14th, 2008
01:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama holds big lead in Oregon

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(CNN) - A day after suffering his second-worst defeat of the primary season, a new poll shows Barack Obama is headed for a big win in Oregon next Tuesday.

According to a new poll from the Portland Tribune and KPTV, the Illinois Democrat holds a 20 point lead over Clinton there, 55 percent to 35 percent. Ten percent of voters remain unsure.

The poll was conducted May 8-10, entirely before Clinton's blowout win in West Virginia Tuesday night. There, Clinton beat Obama by 40 points, her second widest margin of victory all year. But Oregon promises to be more favorable for Obama, given its broader swath of liberal and college educated Democrats.

Kentucky, a state with similar demographics to West Virginia, also votes next Tuesday and is expected to hand Clinton another big win.

Both Oregon and Kentucky are bigger prizes in terms of delegates than West Virginia. Fifty-two delegates are up for grabs in Oregon and 51 are on the line in Kentucky. Only 28 delegates were awarded in West Virginia.

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soundoff (304 Responses)
  1. KD

    How can Obama be looked at as a divider when he is leading on all counts? How about you lose like a person who is mature enough to vote, and go on with life rather than going out of your way to prove you are upset?

    May 14, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. Jerry from Oregon

    being from Oregon I cast my ballot for Barack Obama over a week ago already. almost everyone I talk to is voting for Obama, I would estimate that this poll is accurate. I don't know about everyone else, but I am tired of hearing the MSM keep replaying over and over again Senator Clinton moving the goalposts, now it's only that she is winning the 'swing-states'. West Virginia is a swing-state even though it has paltry few electors in the general? The just happened to have voted for the winning candidate in the last several elections. that's called luck of the draw.

    As with every state West Virginia is important, but no more so that Mississippi, North Carolina or Wisconsin. CNN is arguably the pre-eminant member of the MSM, why do they keep giving free-airtime to Senator Clinton as she tries to strong-arm super-delegates into overturning the decision of the voters and giving the nomination to Hillary Clinton?

    May 14, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  3. Chicago




    May 14, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  4. Danny

    Obama won in NC by only 14% and some MEDIA call Hillary to drop out and their said game over, so what about in WV Hillary won by 40% and
    the MEDIA said little too late......What's that? it fair for the former first (FAMILY) I think the MEDIA doesn't like Clinton family at all that's why their turn Hillary down every day. Think about this after WI who won more State
    why I didn't see nobody call for Obama to drop out this is not a fair politic.

    May 14, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
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