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 HeitkampEffective and profitable climate solutions are within the nation's farms and forests Bill Maher blasts removal of journalist at Teen Vogue Centrist Democrats pose major problem for progressives MORE (D) and Rep. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerAll congressional Democrats say they have been vaccinated: CNN Senate passes bipartisan B water infrastructure bill Biden administration faces big decision on whether to wade into Dakota Access fight 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. 


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 TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE won North Dakota in the 2016 presidential election by roughly 36 percentage points over Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCongress won't end the wars, so states must Democrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit 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.