University Relations and Communications

2014 State Poll Results

October 16, 2014


Aaron Clingingsmith, University Relations, 657-2243 (o) 406-794-7485 (m)


Press conference surrounding 2014 poll findings slated for Friday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m.


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Montana State University Billings today announced the latest poll of Montanan’s views of statewide and national issues. This is the twenty-seventh year the survey has been conducted.


Montana State Poll

The poll results will be released Friday during a 10:30 a.m. press conference held at McDonald Hall, College of Business room 355 on the university campus. A PDF of the results will be posted at following the press conference. 


Montanan’s were polled on topics including Obama’s performance, Obamacare, the upcoming elections, immigration, the Keystone pipeline, coal tax and the recreational marijuana.


The co-directors of the 2014 poll are Dr. Craig Wilson (Political Science), Dr. Mathew McMullen (Psychology) and Dr. Josh Poulette (Political Science). 


The poll reports summarize the results of a statewide random sample telephone survey of adult Montanans.  The poll was conducted in early October, 2014.  Students enrolled in the course Political Science 342, Media, Public Opinion, Polling completed 410 interviews for this survey. 


The survey was completed using random digit dial methodology of both land-line and cell phone numbers.  The poll was administered through the CARE (Center for Applied Economic Research). Director of CAER is Dr. Scott Rickard.


The survey results have a +/- 5 percentage point margin of error.