Both candidates are struggling to maintain positive images amid the barrage of attack ads coming from both sides. Forty percent have a favorable opinion of Tester, who is seeking a second term in the Senate, compared to 36 percent who view him unfavorably. Meanwhile, 44 percent view Rehberg favorably, against 37 percent who have an unfavorable opinion. The poll was conducted Sept. 17-19 for the Billings Gazette, Montana Standard, Helena Independent Record, Missoulian and Ravalli Republic. The poll surveyed 625 likely voters.
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