Daines has sizable lead over Gillan in House race
A new poll shows Republican Steve Daines has a solid lead over Democrat Kim Gillan in the race for Montana's open U.S. House seat.
A Lee Newspapers of Montana poll found Daines with support from 51 percent of likely voters while Gillan received 40 percent. Libertarian Dave Kaiser received 1 percent, and 8 percent are undecided.
Mason-Dixon Polling and Research Inc. of Washington, D.C., polled 625 registered voters on both cellular and land-line phones from Monday through Wednesday. The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The poll found male voters preferred Daines 58 percent to 34 percent, while women favored Gillan 46 percent to 44 percent.