MT-Sen: New MU Poll Has Gov. Steve Bullock (D) Beating Sen. Steve Daines (R) 49-47

Some good news today out of Montana courtesy of Montana University’s latest poll:

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock leads incumbent Sen. Steve Daines by two points in the race for the U.S. Senate with 49% from likely and active registered voters compared to 47% for Daines. Only 3% were undecided.

The pre-election poll found that Bullock is the only Democrat to lead in the key races on the Montana ballot for 2020.

A key statistic in the race is that of loyalty from the two voting bases, Parker said. Bullock received 97% of support from Democrats compared to Daines’ 88% from Republicans. Another 67% of independent voters also said they preferred Bullock, compared to 29% for Daines, a margin that Parker called “overwhelming.”

“For the Democrats to win this race, they need to have their base behind them, a big solid lead from independent voters and hope for Republican defectors, all of which we see,” Parker said. “Bullock has gained some ground. That’s why the race is close, and he is in the lead.”

Parker said that the race between Bullock, a Democrat who has termed out as Montana’s governor, and Daines, a Republican freshman senator who was previously the state’s lone U.S. House Representative, has all the signs that it will be the most expensive race in state history.

This poll is also showing tight races in the Governor and MT-AL races and Trump leading Biden 51-44. In the Governor race, Rep. Greg Gianforte (R. MT) leads Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney (D. MT) 47-42 with 14% Independents undecided which could help determine this race. In the MT-AL race, Matt Rosendale (R. MT) leads Kathleen Williams (D. MT) 48-46 with 5% undecided.

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Let’s keep up the momentum to flip Montana Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Bullock, Cooney, Biden and their fellow Montana Democrats campaigns:

Joe Biden

Steve Bullock for Senate

Mike Cooney for Governor

Kathleen Williams for Congress

Raph Graybill for Attorney General

Bryce Bennett for Secretary of State

Melissa Romano for Superintendent

Shane Morigeau for State Auditor