Skip to comments.Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 47%, Tester (D) 43%
Posted on 08/23/2012 12:45:18 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg continues to hold a modest lead over incumbent Jon Tester in Montanas U.S. Senate race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Montana Voters shows Rehberg with 47% support to Testers 43%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
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47 to 43 percent in Montana...neither above 50 percent. The people who want another candidate and the undecideds are the one’s chosing the winner. Why in Montana this is a close race is incredible. I thought this was a deep red state.
Jon Tester is running a shrewd and well-financed campaign and is giving many the illusion of distance and independence from Barack Obama and Harry Reid. It looks like it’ll be almost but not quite enough to get reelected.
Temperamentally Montanans are pretty conservative but most people don't realize that Montana is a huge retirement state with tons of government check/services dependent people. There are more retirees per capita in Montana than Florida.
Montana is a huge retirement state with tons of government check/services dependent people. There are more retirees per capita in Montana than Florida.
Holy cow. I had no idea. I just hope that they don’t bring their wacky ideas from the states they left like they did in NC and VA which are ALMOST ruined now.
And Dental Floss Tycoons.
Is that a real Mexican poncho? or a Sears poncho?
They don’t need any fertilizer on Tester’s farm. He just goes out in the field and starts talking and then there’s enough bullsh-t for the whole state.
That is what happens when you run as a good old boy “conservative” Democrat in Montana then go to DC and become a founding member of the US Senate’s Progressive caucus.
No what it means is a certain segment is not yet paying attention. Any INCUMBENT polling under 50 is in trouble. Any incumbent losing is in LOTS of trouble.
I would watch the absentee ballots, a lot of older GOP leaning folks start leaving the state for the warmer climates in October. It will be interesting to see if they bother to vote before they go.
There are more and more folks up here self identifying as conservatives rather than Republicans in my experience. Alot of the conservatives wont vote for Romney and it remains to be seen if they will be bothered to vote down ticket or sit it out..
No kidding. His radio ads sound like he's a Republican
Tester won by what? Less than 1 percents wasn’t it? In 2006, a major demHole wave year. I can’t see him winning reelection in the current environment. I see pubies taking MT, NE and NB.. They’ll probably lose ME and take WI. that makes 50, enough with a R&R win. I see them winning VA, OH and FLA also...
Stupidity is rampant among the “conservatives”. Since it is difficult to unify them the RATs always have a chance.
Well, I've got friends in Kalispell who've told me that, "You can't cross the street downtown without tripping over a hippie."
If Swietzer could run for re-election he would get 70% of the vote despite the fact that Romney is ahead and Tester/Rehberg are tied.
I know some folks cant quite conceive how that is possible but its the way it is in Montana..and most folks here like it that way.
Must win race.
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