Skip to comments.Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 47%, Tester (D) 44%
Posted on 03/01/2012 3:34:34 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
Democratic incumbent Jon Tester runs slightly behind his leading Republican challenger in his bid for reelection in Montanas U.S. Senate race.
A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg earning 47% support to Testers 44% in Rasmussen Reports first look at this contest. Four percent (4%) prefers some other candidate, while five percent (5%) are undecided.
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Montana has a reputation for being conservative and Republican, but that is exaggerated. Barack Obama nearly won it last time, Bill Clinton won it in 1992 and nearly won it again in 1996, and Michael Dukakis ran well there in 1988. Barack Obama plans to target the state and polls how him trailing but competitive.
We can’t take this for granted at atll. The state has DemocRAT areas and values seniority, which is why so many incumbents of both parties are not usually defeated there.
Rehberg will put this one away and avenge Conrad Burns. Tester was a fluke who won due to trumped-up charges against Burns (same as Begich in AK against Stevens). Just-Us Department leftist scum stealing Senate seats for the rodent party.
One term Tester. I’m surprised the guy is at 44%. Not bad for a farmer with a bachelors degree in music.
Obama won Montana like all the other red states because of Bush Derangement Syndrome.
And 8 1/2 fingers.
McCain won Montana (albeit by a narrow margin, with 49.5 to 47.1%).
The GOP took landslide majorities in the MT legislature in 2010. I expect with the open statewide races we will take back the Governorship with ex-Congressman Rick Hill and some (if not all) of the statewide offices which have had a rodent stranglehold for quite some time.
That’s right, McCain won Montana, but it was awfully close as you say.
Good news. We need a majority in the Senate.
...and a family who never put a man in uniform Check Testers background for a study in cowardice...the family doesn’t serve in uniform.
Yep. Tester road in on the whole ‘Cultre of Corruption’ Pelosi had going.
Yep. Tester road in on the whole ‘Culture of Corruption’ uPelosi had going.
Would not the reason for Democrat Party strength in Montana be the unions? They have after all, prevented Right to Work legislation from passing. UMW I think is strong there.
Thankfully Tester’s vote today against the Blunt Amendment will go a long way in getting him defeated.
Montana has always been more democrat than it’s neighbors, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Unions.
We have a long history of losing close Senate races there. The Baucus seat hasn’t ever had a Republican popularly elected. The last Republican for that seat was chosen by the state legislature in 1907.
But the states exist kinda of a sliding scale. If Obama is close in Montana again that means he is winning easily nationwide. The Republican ought to be getting closer to 60% this time.
And I predict after 2014 we’ll have both of the Senate seats.