Internal MT-Sen. Poll: Tester, Rosendale Tied at 44 Internal MT-Sen. Poll: Tester, Rosendale Tied at 44 – NTK Network

Internal MT-Sen. Poll: Tester, Rosendale Tied at 44

The Washington Examiner got its hands on an internal poll that suggests the Montana U.S. Senate race is a lot closer than advertised.

By NTK Staff | 09.21.2018 @10:15am
Internal MT-Sen. Poll: Tester, Rosendale Tied at 44

Just a few weeks ago, most political observers assumed Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) was a relatively safe incumbent, despite being a Democratic U.S. senator up for reelection in a state President Trump won by 20 points.

New polls suggest Tester is no longer safe.

The Washington Examiner obtained an internal poll from the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) on Thursday that has the race all tied up. Tester receives 44 percent in the poll, and Republican Matt Rosendale receives 44 percent.

Sen. Jon Tester was in trouble in a fresh Republican poll, as GOP challenger Matt Rosendale pulled even with the Montana Democrat at 44 percent.

The survey of likely voters from the National Republican Senatorial Committee, in the field Monday to Wednesday, had a relatively high margin of error — 4.47 percent. But in a polling memorandum shared with the Washington Examiner, the trend in NRSC polling revealed a targeted midterm election contest is gradually tightening as Republican advertising attacking Tester takes a toll on the incumbent’s image.

The public polling is trending in Rosendale’s direction, too. The RealClearPolitics polling average of the Montana U.S. Senate race has Tester up 4.3 percentage points, but the last two polls have Tester only up three points and two points, respectively.

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