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Election 2008: Montana Governor
Montana Governor: Schweitzer On Track to Keep Job

Montana's gubernatorial race may be closer this month, but incumbent Governor Brian Schweitzer still leads his Republican challenger Roy Brown by 15 percentage points. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds the Democrat ahead 56% to 41%.

In July, Schweitzer led his opponent 56% to 32%. The popular governor is now seeking his second term in office. This month, 58% rate his job performance as good or excellent, while 19% say he is doing a poor job.

Brown served four terms in Montana’s House of Representatives before being elected to the state Senate last year.

Schweitzer leads Brown 59% to 36% among unaffiliated voters. He also has a 61% to 34% advantage among women in Nebraska. Men are more evenly divided, favoring the incumbent by just a 50% to 48% margin.

Schweitzer is viewed favorably by 63% of voters in Nebraska and unfavorably by 35%. Brown’s ratings are 45% favorable, 48% unfavorable.

The latest numbers from Montana’s presidential election will be released today at 5 p.m. Eastern.

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This telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports October 1, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.


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Montana Trends: Brown vs. Schweitzer

Date

Brown

Schweitzer

09/09/2008

41%

56%

32%

56%


Favorable Ratings for Gubernatorial Candidates in Montana

 

Brown

Schweitzer

Very Favorable

18%

35%

Somewhat Favorable

27%

28%

Somewhat Unfavorable

30%

19%

Very Unfavorable

18%

16%

Not Sure

6%

1%


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Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade.