Early last week, Axios Media/Survey Monkey released polls of 13 Senate races that included Montana. The SM study found Sen. Jon Tester (D) opening up a substantial 55-42% lead over state Auditor Matt Rosendale (R). Just as the week closed, the Remington Research Group (7/8-10; 2,581 MT likely general election voters) published their new survey that shows Mr. Tester holding only a 49-46% advantage.
The RR poll projects Sen. Tester with a commanding lead in the Butte-Bozeman (56-38%) and Helena (51-43%) areas, but Mr. Rosendale actually posts a one-point edge in Billings, Great Falls, and Missoula. Previous polls have delivered results closer to the Survey Monkey’s numbers, but this is still a campaign that merits strong attention.
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