PPP Poll on Budget Issues in Swing States: Montana


The PCCC released a poll that was conducted in several swing states in the last few months. I thought the results were pretty stark and clear, so I thought I’d give folks a chance to take a look at them.

I couldn’t find any graphs of this data, so I went ahead and abstracted out the Montana numbers and graphed them up. Not the best graph in the world, but good enough for discussion purposes. Raw numbers are at the link above.

Poll was taken April 27-30, 1,435 likely voters, 2.6% margin of error unless otherwise noted (for notes look at the raw numbers).

Consider this an open thread to discuss these numbers. If you click on the graph, you’ll get a larger version.

  1. Ingemar Johansson

    % reps vs. dems?

  2. Nice. Rare to see numbers on Montana, but Tester’s senate seat is coveted by many.

    Interesting there on jobs v deficit. Seems to me that creating jobs should be priority number one, otherwise, focusing solely on the deficit is just one self-fulfilling morass.

    I say we raise taxes on corporate management type – they’ve seen a 25% increase in wages over the last two years while everyone else saw a negative .02% (or something like that).

    How can that be? Profits are up, rich are getting richer and we got 10% unemployment?

    • JC

      The numbers from the poll were taken 2 1/2 months ago. Since then the debate on jobs vs. deficit reduction has been building in intensity, with a lot more info out there. Fwiw, MOntana was the first state polled in the series, and we had the lowest rate of people supporting jobs vs. deficit reduction. It would be interesting to see how those numbers may have changed given all of the debt ceiling negotiations and worsening job numbers.

      • neogeo

        JC – How weird that they didn’t ask whether folks supported stopping the wars as a way of balancing the budget — especially considering while all other government agency budgets are being cut, military spending is going up by double digits.

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