Skip to comments.Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 47%, Tester (D) 44%
Posted on 04/03/2012 3:24:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg still maintains a very narrow advantage over Democratic incumbent Jon Tester in Montanas closely contested U.S. Senate race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Montana Voters shows Rehberg with 47% support to Testers 44%. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate in the race, and three percent are undecided.
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These numbers are unchanged since the last Rasmussen poll, which is no surprise. While Jon Tester is the incumbent, this resembles a race between two incumbents, as both hold Federal statewide office and are equally known to the public.
I will be surprised if Rehberg doesn’t win by at least 10%.
In other MT news, Max Baucus says he’s running for reelection in 2014. He’s come out with an extremely early radio ad.
If we can keep the House and take the Senate, that will stop Obama’s Marxist agenda in it’s tracks and save this nation from becoming the United Socialist States of America.
I will be surprised if Rehberg doesnt win by at least 10%.
Do you live in Montana? I assume you have the pulse of how this race is going. I pray that you are right.
It’s still a long way to 2014, and I don’t give Baucus’s “announcement” any more importance than Lautenberg’s claim that he’ll seek reelection in 2014 at age 90.
If the GOP picks up 7 net Senate seats this year to get to 54 Senators (which I think is the likeliest result), it appears that the Republicans will get to 60 Senators in 2014, and a first-tier candidate emerges for the GOP in MT, Baucus could well change his mind about seeking reelection, particularly since the Democrats would have Brian Schweitzer and Jon Tester out of office and looking for a job. Would Baucus want to go through all the trouble of winning reelection in MT in 2014 for the “reward” of spending ages 72-78 as part of a small Democrat minority in the Senate?
In any event, I’m not going to worry about Baucus’s seat right now. We need Rehberg to beat Tester this November, and only then start looking for a candidate for the 2014 MT Senate race, be it against Baucus or someone else.
This is not for the "Montana Senate;" it's for the US Senate seat from Montana. A US Army Colonel living in Kentucky is not a "Kentucky Colonel." It's pathetic how poorly even professional journalists write.
Nope, I have unfortunately never got to set foot in Big Sky Country (but I hope to at some point). Rehberg has won virtually every race he has run (excepting for a match against Baucus in 1996), and those lately have been by good margins. Tester, conversely, won by not even a single % against Conrad Burns in 2006, and that ONLY because the Justice Department leftist thugs concocted some phony charges that he was completely innocent of. Tester’s voting record has been far-left, well out of step with Montanans. That’s why I expect a margin of victory for Rehberg over Tester to be somewhere on the order of 55-44%, if not wider.
Tester is a poor excuse for a whore, as are most Rats.
Schweitzer I’d might actually worry about facing.
Yeah, Schweitzer’s got that populist thing down pat and conned Montanans to two terms as governor. But I’d rather run against him than Baucus’s 36 years of seniority.
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