For the first time, Barack Obama is leading John McCain in Montana, 44% to 40%, a poll suggests. Obama is seen as stronger on the economy by 48% to McCain’s 42%, though voters prefer McCain on foreign policy, 52% to 42%. Obama’s overall lead is within the MSU-Billings poll’s margin of error, KULR-8 TV reports.
Some 43% of voters think McCain has run the more negative campaign, while 19% think the same of Obama. Meanwhile, 4% of those polled said they supported Ron Paul, 1% Bob Barr, and .7% Ralph Nader, Montana’s News Station reports.