Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) leads Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) in the heated race for one of Montana’s Senate seats, according to a poll released on Thursday.
AARP commissioned a poll that found Daines leading Bullock 50 to 47 percent. In contrast, Bullock leads Daines 49 to 48 percent among voters older than 50.
Support for Daines or Bullock widely varies based on demographic and educational level.
Daines leads among men by 17 points, whereas Bullock leads women by 12 points in the Big Sky state. Daines leads among men with less than a college degree, whereas Bullock leads by 36-points among women with at least a college degree.
Daines’ bid for a second term serves as one of the many crucial races for control of the Senate majority. Republicans have a 53-member majority in the U.S. Senate, and Democrats need to flip a neat four seats to gain control of