Poll: Montana Presidential Race in Play

Posted November 3, 2008 at 2:07pm

A poll released Monday of the presidential race in Montana shows Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) in a tight race.

According to Public Policy Polling, which conducted the poll from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, Obama had 48 percent, McCain had 47 percent and Constitution Party candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) had 4 percent. The poll has a 1.9-point error margin.

According to a release from PPP accompanying the poll, Obama leads McCain in early voting 61 percent to 35 percent, although the Republican Senator leads Obama 53 percent to 40 percent among voters who said they plan to go to the polls Tuesday.

Amongst independents, Obama is favored 48 percent to 40 percent, according to PPP, while he leads McCain 54 percent to 41 percent among voters younger than 30.