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MONTANA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday, October 26, 2006


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Crosstabs for Vote For or Against

Previous Montana Survey

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1* If the election for the United States Senate were held today, would you vote for Republican Conrad Burns or for Democrat Jon Tester?


                47% Burns

51% Tester           

                                  1% some other candidate

                                  2% not sure




48% Burns

51% Tester           

                                  0% some other candidate

                  1% not sure




48% Total Burns

                43% Certain Burns

                  4% Burns

                  1% Lean Burns


51% Total Tester

                46% Certain Tester

                  4% Tester

                  1% Lean Tester


                  0% Some Other Candidate

                  1% Not Sure


2* Is your vote primarily a vote for a candidate or against his opponent?


                Burns voters

67% for Burns

32% against Tester

  1% not sure


Tester voters

52% for Tester

43% against Burns

  5% not sure


3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of:





Very favorable



Somewhat favorable



Somewhat unfavorable



Very unfavorable



Not sure




4* Suppose that your vote determined which political party wins control of the United States Senate this year.  Would you vote for the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?


50% Republican

47% Democratic

  3% mot sure


5* How would you rate the way things are going in Iraq these days…excellent, good, fair or poor?


  6% excellent

20% good

24% fair

50% poor

  1% not sure


6* Generally speaking how would you rate the U.S Economy these days…excellent, good, fair or poor?


20% excellent

30% good

36% fair

13% poor

  0% not sure


7* Is the War in Iraq part of the War on Terror or is it a distraction from the War on Terror?


48% Part of War on Terror

40% distraction

12% not sure


8* Which political party do you trust more to handle the War in Iraq-Republicans or Democrats?


51% Republicans

40% Democrats

  9% not sure


9* Which political party do you trust more to handle the Economy-Republicans or Democrats?


48% Republicans

45% Democrats

  7% not sure


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.