Public Policy Polling has, without a shadow of a doubt, been the number one polling company for including Libertarian Party candidates in polling over the last year or two. To a lesser degree, they have also included Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode in some polling. However, this may be the first time that the polling company has included Libertarian Party candidates in the polling for three statewide contests in a single state.
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….The race for Montana’s open House seat looks like a toss up. Republican Steve Daines has a narrow edge over Democratic opponent Kim Gillan, 40-37, with Libertarian Dave Kaiser at 9%. Gillan has gained 3 points on Daines since our last poll of the race in the spring.
Gary Johnson also polled 7% in the presidential contest in Montana according to PPP.