The fine folks at Public Policy Polling (PPP) surveyed 1,011 Montana voters for a new poll about the 2014 U.S. Senate race featuring U.S. Senator Max Baucus. They believe the race looks “competitive.”
Baucus was pitted against what seemed like everyone in the Montana GOP except the person who cleans their Headquarters in Helena (I think).
The poll was interesting (Read it here PDF). Here are some of my thoughts:
The poll told us that Baucus has a job performance rating of 45% approve and 48% disapprove which is not too alarming to me. One thing to remember is that Baucus has spent the last few years taking a backseat to Jon Tester, Steve Daines, and Steve Bullock and the millions upon millions spent in the campaign of 2012. Baucus can spend a few thousand dollars in statewide media to tell people what he’s done lately and change those numbers quickly. Baucus is already working on this. The groups who support him are working on it, too. Money won’t be a problem because Baucus can raise money like no other politician in Montana history.