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Baucus v. Schweitzer, in a New Poll

by Cowgirl You no doubt have seen by now that Public Policy Polling, a national polling firm, released a poll measuring a hypothetical Baucus-Schweitzer primary contest.  The poll shows that Schweitzer would beat Baucus by twenty points.  Nate Silver wrote today in the New York…

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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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New Poll: Gillan in the Lead

A new poll by Public Policy Polling, a national firm that polls in Montana periodically, says that Billings state senator Kim Gillan has opened up a lead against the rest of the field in the Democratic Congressional primary contest, taking 21 percent, with Diane Smith…

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Billings Republican Wants More Goverment

So much for the party of less government. Rep. Tom McGillvray (R-Billings) attempted to get the legislature to sign-on in opposition to the ACLU’s lawsuit seeking relationship recognition for LGBT folks in the state. This comes as no surprise considering McGillvray’s long-time hobby of trying to…

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Senate Intrigue in 2014

According to the Public Policy Polling group, Max Baucus is, at 37%, the least popular Senator in America currently.  That’s not a good place to be, even though he has three years to recover before re-election. Things are definitely uphill for Max. If he can’t…

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Rumors of Poll Flying

About a week ago Public Policy Polling put out a call for folks to vote on the next two states that they’d like to see polled.  The choices were Florida, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Montana was one of the winners. I can see…

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Schweitzer’s Popularity Paradox

According to the Public Policy Polling group’s year-end rankings, Brian Schweitzer is currently the most popular Democratic Governor in America and the second most popular governor in the nation. What strikes me as interesting about this ranking is that Schweitzer is a darling of the…

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Montana Poll Reveals Undressed Wounds

Time heals all wounds, the saying goes, but perhaps not when it comes to rehabilitating Montana Senator Max Baucus’s poll numbers after public views of the health care bill became what they are. According to a new Public Policy Polling survey, the 70-year-old incumbent’s rating…

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