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Polls Show GOP Political Games Unpopular with Voters

Just this. New national polling conducted this week by the Pew Research Center shows 60% of Americans “say that any budget deal must maintain funding for Planned Parenthood” while only 32% say that any agreement must eliminate funding for the organization. The same poll found: If lawmakers…

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Secessionist Group Gathering MT County Officials Dec. 16

A group called “Defend Rural America” (Trademarked!) is working to get rural counties to secede from states to form their own new states. They’ve organized a meeting of right-wing county officials in Montana this month to “discuss implementation of these ideas” here in Montana. Defend Rural…

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Poll: Daines in Trouble

A public opinion poll was released today showing that Congressman Steve Daines has an abysmal 39% job approval rating. The poll is conducted annually by Montana State University professors and students, in Billings. Steve Bullock has a strong rating at 53%. Baucus and Tester are…

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Montana Republicans May Have Found Their Man

Politician from 1970s is running for Congress Lost amid the shutdown shuffle was a big political scoop: the Montana GOP has found itself a congressional candidate, possibly US Senate but House at a minimum. Who?  He’s Larry Williams, who ran unsuccessfully against Max Baucus and…

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New Ad Up in Montana on Background Checks

by Cowgirl This morning the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) has launched a new TV ad pressuring Max Baucus to support background checks for gun sales, something over 79% of Montanans support according to the post recent Montana-specific poll. Starting tomorrow, the ad will run for…

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LATEST POLL: Montana Congressional Race a Toss-Up

The latest polling shows Montana’s open U.S. House seat between Billings State Senator Kim Gillan and Steve Daines “looks like a toss up.”  As Intelligent Discontent points out, Gillan is gaining on Daines from previous polls.  The race is now a dead heat. From the…

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Poll Says Montanans Like What They See from Schweitzer

Brian Schweitzer got high marks today in a new poll released by Public Policy Polling (PPP), which said he’s among the most popular governors in America at 52 percent positive job approval. Curiously, the poll also said that Schweitzer would likely carry the state of…

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Breakfast at Rasmussen’s

Insiders tell me that Congressman Dennis Rehberg enjoyed breakfast last month with the folks behind Rasmussen Reports, George Bush’s former polling operation often criticized for making “educated guesses.” Rasmussen Reports is not Rehberg’s campaign polling firm.  So why would he spend precious campaign time meeting with…

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Polling Quick Hits

Damage Control Public Policy Polling came out with a poll a while back that had Tester and Rehberg in a statistical dead heat.  Then, the Republican political front group known as the Montana Chamber of Commerce came out with a poll, which they were forced to…

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