Election 2012

Gary Johnson, Other Libertarians, Make Montana Races Squeakers

Voters seem to be open to candidates who will leave them the hell alone

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PPP's newest poll of the Montana Senate race finds Jon Tester with a small lead over Denny Rehberg, 45-43. Libertarian Dan Cox is polling at 8%, and 3% of voters remain undecided.  This is the second survey in a row where we have found Tester with the lead. In late April he was up 48-43. …

Montana's a state where Gary Johnson may have a bigger impact than other places. When he's included he polls at 7% and since he pulls more from Romney than Obama he pushes Mitt's lead down to a 46-43 margin. Montana hasn't received the kind of attention it did in 2008 as a state that Obama could possibly win, but it looks like he's at least headed for a competitive loss there again this time around.