Most recent poll shows Tester ahead in Montana’s U.S. Senate race

Race remains tight as Tester leads in Public Policy Polling survey

MSU-B poll conducted weeks ago

BILLINGS, Mont. – Montana farmer Jon Tester leads lobbyist-turned-Congressman Dennis Rehberg in the most recent U.S. Senate poll.

In a Public Policy Polling survey conducted between October 8-10, Tester leads Rehberg by two points.

  • Jon Tester: 45%
  • Congressman Dennis Rehberg: 43%
  • Libertarian Dan Cox: 8 %
  • Undecided: 4%

Full results are online HERE.

“The bottom line is polls will continue to show this race close as Jon’s momentum grows across Montana,” said Montanans for Tester campaign manager Preston Elliott. “In a race as close as this, there are moving pieces that change by the day and the timing of various polls matters.”

Montana State University-Billings released a separate poll on Thursday, but that survey was conducted September 27-30—long before Tester’s debate win in Billings earlier this week.

The director of the MSU-B poll, Dr. Craig Wilson, is the father of Evan Wilson, a top staffer on Rehberg’s campaign. This conflict of interest caused MSU-B to refrain from asking any questions about Congressman Rehberg in its 2010 poll.