Rasmussen: Obama Leads By 5 In Montana

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, McCain, Montana, Polls, Republicans

Obama – 48%
McCain – 43%

Well, how about that? A state that Bush won by 20 points in 2004 and 25 points in 2000 has the potential to go blue?

Also, last month the numbers were reversed, so this represents a +10 net gain for Obama in a state many wouldn’t think he has a chance to be competitive in. Now the McCain camp will most definitely be looking at spending money in a place where they probably never thought they would have to.

Rasmussen has some more about how historic this would be…

Even Bob Dole managed to win Montana, albeit by a narrow 44% to 41% margin (Ross Perot picked up 14% of the vote).

The last Democrat to win Montana was Bill Clinton in 1992. He did so with 38% of the vote. The first President Bush got 35% of the Montana vote while Ross Perot picked up 26%.

Some credit must be given to Dem Governor Brian Schweitzer, who has really helped redefine the blue brand in that state and is being floated as a dark horse VP candidate.

One last note, Montana only has 3 electoral college votes, but in an election some say will be exceptionally close, a state like this could really set the stage for landslide territory.

More as it develops…


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2 Responses to “Rasmussen: Obama Leads By 5 In Montana”

  1. Donklephant » Blog Archive » Rasmussen: McCain And Obama Tied…In North Dakota??? Says:

    [...] capturing one or two of these safely red states come election time. After all, Rasmussen showed Obama up by 5 in Montana recently, a state that Bush won by 20 points in 2004 and 25 points in [...]

  2. Donklephant » Blog Archive » Rasmussen: McCain Leads By 4 In South Dakota Says:

    [...] shared some surprising numbers recently that showed Obama leading by 5 in Montana and the two candidates tied in North Dakota…states that went for Bush in 2004 by 20 and 28 [...]

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