Obama eyes GOP-leaning West states

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The Rasmussen telephone survey, which was conducted Tuesday and included 500 likely Montana voters, showed Mr. Obama receiving a 32 percent “very favorable” rating, compared with Mr. McCain’s 24 percent.

The poll had Mr. Obama leading Mr. McCain among voters younger than 50, including a 27 percentage-point lead among voters younger than 30. Mr. McCain leads among those older than 50.

Mr. Obama is supported by 89 percent of Montana Democrats, while Mr. McCain would get the vote from 85 percent of Republicans.

Forty-two percent of the poll participants said Mr. Obama is too inexperienced to be president, while 25 percent say Mr. McCain is too old for the job.

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