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Montana Senate: Burns Still Down by 7

Burns (R) 42%; Tester (D) 49%

As November 7 looms, the reelection bid of Republican U.S. Senator Conrad Burns continues to stall. State Senate President and wheat farmer Jon Tester (D) now leads 49% to 42%. That’s the same seven-point margin found in the Rasmussen Reports September 20 survey.

When “leaners” are added in to the totals, Tester leads by six, 50% to 44%. Leaners are those who initially do not express a preference for one candidate or the other. However, when asked a follow-up question, they select a candidate.

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