The Wednesday Read

Quote of the day:

Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining. ― Teddy Roosevelt

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Public Policy Polling
  • Montana Republican Party
  • Sessions vs Tuberville


Public Policy Polling (PPP) released some new Montana polls on Monday. It looks like we’ll have a few close races! PPP interviewed 1,224 Montana voters on July 9th and 10th. The margin of error is +/-2.8%.

Here are the results:

Bullock 46%
Daines 44%
Not Sure 10%

Gianforte 46%
Cooney 42%
Not Sure 12%

Williams 44%
Rosendale 44%
Not Sure 13%

Trump 51%
Biden 42%
Not Sure 7%

The few undecided voters in each race (except for President) will be the ones who decide the winner.

I am most surprised at the Williams/Rosendale race being tied. This is good news for Williams and not so good for Rosendale.

In the race for Montana Governor, Gianforte may lead overall, but his unfavorable rating of 47% should concern his campaign.

One final thought – third-party candidates are running in the Senate, House, and Governor races that were not included in the polling.

Read the whole poll by clicking HERE.


Since the U.S. House race between Republican Matt Rosendale and Democrat Kathleen Williams is tied, the Montana Republican Party will be hitting Williams pretty hard trying the gain an advantage.

In a tweet on Tuesday, the Montana Republican Party said:

CA-born, Berkeley-raised @WilliamsforMT wants to push her radical liberal agenda on Montana.

I responded to their tweet saying “The born somewhere else line is getting old since Daines, Gianforte, and Rosendale were all born somewhere besides Montana.”

In case you don’t know, Daines, Gianforte, and Rosendale are Republicans running for office this year.

Someone reminded me that State Auditor candidate Troy Downing was born in California. Wow.

I imagine some of the staffers working for the Montana Republican Party were not born in Montana.

By the way, I wasn’t born in Montana, either.


Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (Jeff Sessions) lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville on Tuesday, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump. (AP)

The saddest thing I thought of when it was announced that Sessions had lost was that we’d probably never see Kate McKinnon play Jeff Sessions again on Saturday Night Live.


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