Greg Gianforte (R) coasts with double-digit lead in MT congressional race. Voters show favorable opinion of Donald Trump, strong support of Keystone XL pipeline

A new poll shows Republican Greg Gianforte ahead of Democrat Rob Quist in the race for Montana’s newly-vacant congressional seat. Gianforte yields 52% of the vote to Quist’s 37%. Libertarian Mark Wicks takes 5% of the vote, while 7% of Montana voters remain undecided. Since Montana has only one congressional district, this will be the first statewide election since President Trump took office.

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Jon Ossoff (D) leads in GA 6th district but short of 50% threshold. Handel and Gray battle for second

A new poll for the Special Election to fill Congressman Tom Price’s vacant seat shows Democrat Jon Ossoff leading by a significant margin with 43% of the vote, followed by Republicans Karen Handel at 17%, Bob Gray at 15% and Dan Moody at 9%. The data collected April 13-15 has a margin of error of 5.4 percentage points, which means Ossoff has less than a 5% chance of clearing the 50% threshold needed to win the primary outright and forgo a general election contest.

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