Montana Republicans lead in generic legislative matchup
By Tyler King
HELENA, Montana: According to a new Gazette State Poll, Republicans hold the lead in a generic matchup for the state House. The poll asked: “If the 2012 election for your state representative in the Montana Legislature were held today, would you most likely vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate?" The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.
Results showed 49% said they would vote for the Republican, while just 42% said they would vote for the Democratic candidate. Another 9% were undecided.
By gender, men favored a Republican representative 53% to 35%, with 12% undecided. Women favored a Democratic representative 48% to 45%, with 7% undecided.
Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Montana House of Representatives:
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