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New Poll Shows Montana Governor Greg Gianforte Leading Democrat Busse by Wide Margin

In a recent poll conducted statewide, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte emerges as the frontrunner in the upcoming gubernatorial race against his Democratic opponent, Ryan Busse. The survey, which sampled a diverse cross-section of 500 Montana likely voters, indicates a significant lead for the incumbent Republican governor.

According to the poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, Governor Gianforte commands a solid 54% of voter support, compared to 33% for Ryan Busse. Libertarian Kasier Leib received 5%.  The remaining respondents either remain undecided or favor other candidates not specified in the poll.

The findings highlight Governor Gianforte’s popularity and electoral strength as he prepares for the upcoming election. Elected in 220, Gianforte has focused his tenure on issues such as taxes, job creation and affordable housing, which resonate with many Montana voters.

On the other hand, Ryan Busse, the Democrat challenger, faces an uphill battle to close the gap in voter support. Busse, an author and gun control activists, has been actively campaigning across the state, but received only 71% of the Democrat Primary vote to Jim Hunt’s 29%. Hunt did not actively campaign or raise any money.

The poll results are seen as a significant indicator of voter sentiment leading up to the election. With Gianforte holding a substantial lead, political analysts suggest that Gianforte is likely to be re-elected. US News and World Report as rated the race as “Safe Republican”.

By: Montana Newsroom staff
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