In the 2016 general election, Donald Trump won Montana with 56.17% of the vote, compared with Hillary Clinton’s 35.75%. Bill Clinton in 1992 was the last Democratic presidential nominee to carry Montana. His victory was assisted by Ross Perot, who finished a close third, with 26.11%. Barack Obama made a strong but ultimately unsuccessful bid for Montana’s electoral votes in 2008, though he did hold John McCain under 50%. Montana was for many years one of the more Democratic states in the Rocky Mountain West, electing only Democratic senators from 1952 to 1988. Montana’s stateLegislature is controlled by Republicans, while Democrats hold the governor’s office. Additionally, Republicans hold one US Senate seat and the at-large US House seat, while Democrats hold the other US Senate seat.