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Montana Republicans lead in generic legislative matchup

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September 16, 2012


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.[1]

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.[1]

By gender, men favored a Republican representative 53% to 35%, with 12% undecided. Women favored a Democratic representative 48% to 45%, with 7% undecided.[1]

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Montana House of Representatives:

Montana House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 32 37
     Republican Party 68 63
Total 100 100

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