Montana Early Voting Trends
Early voting has begun across Montana, and polling results might suggest trends for certain races and questions on the ballot. The Mason-Dixon poll, conducted last week, shows that many Montana voters remain undecided in the races for Montana Supreme Court and state auditor. The poll also showed voter sentiment against two statewide ballot initiatives.
Initiative 182 on medical marijuana would undo many of the restrictions passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. 51 percent of voters said they opposed the initiative while 44 percent said they supported it. Five percent were undecided.
The majority of voters polled oppose a measure that would ban trapping on public lands. 63 percent said they would vote against I-177.
Donald Trump leads in the presidential race with 46 percent compared to 36 percent for Democrat Hillary Clinton and 11 percent for Libertarian Gary Johnson; however, Trump is under-performing compared to previous Republican presidential candidates.