MSU's Treasure State Poll
Bobcat Knowledge is Power!

The Department of Political Science is young, scrappy, and hungry—and we aren’t throwing away our shot! We have an opportunity—here and now—to build on our incredibly successful 2018 poll of voters to become the leading source of political polling and analysis in the state.

Developed by the political science faculty and conducted by MSU students, we were the only university poll in the state to accurately predict the results of the competitive Senate and House elections. And, we developed the first publicly accessible database of Montana public opinion, including a post-election poll that helped us understand how the different campaign strategies affected the final result.

But we need your help! Please join us “in the room where it happens” (our research lab, the HELPS lab) to keep this incredible learning opportunity for our students alive this year and in future years. 

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$5,000 Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Surprise! Beginning at 8 a.m. this morning, the MSU Alumni Foundation will match all gifts between $10 to $100 until a total of $5,000 is raised.
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Most Donors Acquired – MSU Giving Day
The projects or causes that get the most donors to make a gift to them during the 29-hours of MSU Giving Day will receive a special bonus. The #1 project will receive $2,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,500.
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One-hour challenge: MSU Giving Day Kickoff
The project or cause with the most donors at the end of the first hour of MSU Giving Day (noon to 1 p.m.) will have $1,000 credited to their total. The runner-up will receive $500 and third place will be awarded $250.
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Eight-hour Ambassador Challenge: Day Two Leader
1st - Carmen McSpadden (MSU Leadership Institute)
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One-hour Challenge: Prime Time Push Classes of 2014 – 2019!
1st Place - Student Against Sexual Assault ($1,000) 2nd Place - MSU Treasure State Poll ($750) 3rd Place - MSU Marching Band ($300)
What is your preferred class year?
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One-hour Challenge: Let's Do Lunch!
The project or cause with the most donors from noon to 1 p.m. today will receive a $750 bonus. The runner-up will win $500.
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Julianne Bye '74, Political Science Match
Montana State Treasure Poll is the leading source of political polling and analysis in the state, and gives our students an amazing learning opportunity. For every gift given to the poll, MSU alumna Julianne Bye will match it dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $20,000.
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Most Dollars Raised – MSU Giving Day
The projects or causes with the most dollars raised during the 29-hours of MSU Giving Day will receive a special bonus. The #1 project will receive $2,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,500.
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One-hour Ambassador Challenge: Fast Starter
First Place Winner - Sarah Deaton - Awards $500 to Ecology Research
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One-hour Challenge: Happy Hour
It’s Happy Hour, Bobcats! For the next hour, until 5 p.m., the project that gets the most donors wins $750 toward their MSU Giving Day cause. The runner-up team gets $500.
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One-hour Challenge: Early Bird Special!
The project or cause that gets the most donors to make a gift from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. gets $1,000 toward their MSU Giving Day project! Second place wins $500 and third place will be awarded $300.
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One-hour Challenge: Mad Dash to the Finish!
The project or cause with the most donors during the final hour—4 p.m. and 5 p.m.—of MSU Giving Day will have another $1,000 added to their total. Second place will receive $750 and third place will be awarded $500.
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Fans of Bobcat Knowledge!
Rank State Gifts
1 MT 116
2 WA 4
3 CA 3
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