Montana’s Tester Sports Strong Approval Ratings Ahead of Red State Re-election Bid

Like three other vulnerable Senate Democrats seeking re-election next year in states where President Donald Trump won, Sen. Jon Tester in Montana sports strong job approval ratings at home.

But Tester has an additional edge compared to Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Manchin from West Virginia, according to Morning Consult polling.

Tester is tied with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) – who is not up for re-election in 2018 – for the largest approval increase in job performance among other senators, according to Morning Consult’s latest Senator Approval Rankings. Tester was the only senator up for re-election to experience a significant rise in approval in the third quarter.