Poll: GOP challenger narrowly leads Heitkamp in North Dakota

Poll: GOP challenger narrowly leads Heitkamp in North Dakota
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The Senate race in North Dakota between Sen. Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls MORE (D) and Rep. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerElection Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls Kavanaugh becomes September surprise for midterm candidates The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil MORE (R) is all but a toss-up, a poll released Monday found.

The Mason-Dixon poll showed Cramer with a 4-point lead over Heitkamp, which falls within the survey’s margin of error.

Forty-eight percent of voters said they would support Cramer if the election were held today, while 44 percent said they’d back Heitkamp. Another 8 percent said they are undecided. 

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The poll surveyed 625 adults in North Dakota between June 13-15. Its margin of error is 4 percentage points.

Heitkamp is among the most vulnerable senators up for reelection in November. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE won North Dakota in the 2016 presidential election by roughly 36 percentage points over Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE.

The president is scheduled to make a trip to Fargo, N.D., on June 27, ostensibly to rally support for Cramer.

Cramer has recently expressed frustration with Trump's perceived friendly relationship with Heitkamp. 

The president called her onto the stage at a tax event in North Dakota last year, and his staff invited her to a bill signing last month at the White House.