The following are some excerpts from a recent post by the Billings Gazette. The majority of Montanas, still self-identified as Republicans, like the state of the state:
Voters think Montana is on right track, poll finds
By The Gazette State Bureau
March 18, 2006
HELENA -- By a 3-1 margin, voters believe Montana is heading in the right direction when it comes to state government, a poll done for the Montana Chamber of Commerce and released Friday shows.
...In the last chamber poll in 2003, when Republican Judy Martz was governor and her party controlled both legislative chambers, 29 percent said Montana state government was heading down the right track, while 47 percent said the state was going in the wrong direction...
...That's a dramatic turnaround from the 2003 poll when 58 percent said Montana was on the wrong economic track, while 28 percent said it was on the right path.
Voters still identify themselves as Republicans more than Democrats, by a 49 to 39 percent margin, with the rest saying they are independent.
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