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Montana Senate: Burns Still Trailing

Burns (R) 43%; Tester (D) 50%

Monday, September 25, 2006

Embattled Republican Senator Conrad Burns now trails Democrat Jon Tester 43% to 50%. Tester enjoyed the same seven-point advantage in early July, right after clinching the Democratic nomination.

We continue to list this race as “Leans Democrat” in our Senate Balance of Power Summary.

Burns just hasn't been able to turn the race around. It looked possible in August, when the Rasmussen Reports election poll showed the candidates with a 47% to 47% tie. But early this month, Tester reclaimed the lead by nine points.

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