Montana looms large in the 2018 midterm elections, with incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester facing GOP state auditor Matt Rosendale this November, and the majority in the U.S. Senate hanging in the balance. But the first poll in Montana’s lone U.S. House race shows incumbent Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte trailing Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams by 6 points. According to Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, a random survey of 469 likely voters was conducted across Montana from June 11 through June 13. In the statewide House race, 49 percent favored Williams, a state lawmaker from Bozeman, while tech entrepreneur, former gubernatorial candidate and freshman Rep. Gianforte was favored by 43 percent of those polled. In the same survey, Sen. Tester was favored by 51 percent, while GOP senate challenger Rosendale was favored by 44 percent of those polled.

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