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UM Poll: Most Voters Don't Know Montana Once Had Two US House Districts


October 18, 2019

MISSOULA – The University of Montana Big Sky Poll recently asked participants “What is the highest number of U.S. Representatives that Montana has ever had?” Only 39% of respondents answered correctly with two. Although Montana currently has an at-large congressional district that represents the entire state, Montana had two districts from 1913 to 1993.

Montana could regain a second congressional seat as a result of the 2020 census. The 2020 census in Montana will begin in February 2020. The census not only determines congressional representation, it also determines state-level fundin...

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