2010 North Dakota Senate Election: Republican John Hoeven 58%, Byron Dorgan 36%


The 2010 future of the Democrat party is looking bleak …

There is one thing that has been learned from the partisan Democrat ramming through of Obamacare in the Senate against the will of the people. The only good Democrat is one voted out of office.

Democrats in some serious trouble in North Dakota in Republican Governor John Hoeven decides to run for Senate in 2010. If Hoeven runs,  incumbent Senator Byron Dorgan is all but gone. In a recent Rasmussen poll, Hoeven leads Dorgan 58% to 36% with only 6% undecided.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan may have a serious problem on his hands if Republicans recruit Governor John Hoeven to run for the U.S. Senate in North Dakota next year.

The first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 telephone survey of likely voters in North Dakota finds the popular Republican governor leading Dorgan by 22 points – 58% to 36%. Just six percent (6%) are undecided in that senatorial contest.

Why is Dorgan getting his butt handed to him in the poll? Because Dorgan is going against the will of his constituents when it comes to Obamacare, as opposition to the health care plan is higher in North Dakota than it is nationally.

What do you think that this means what is in store  for the rest of Democrats, including Nebraska’s Ben Nelson? Democrats are about to learn a real lesson in civics … It’s not nice to fool with WE THE PEOPLE!.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “2010 North Dakota Senate Election: Republican John Hoeven 58%, Byron Dorgan 36%”

    1. Mathew on December 21st, 2009 8:33 pm

      Actually it is Paul Sorum of Fargo who is running for the Senate in North Dakota and not John Hoeven. Hoeven is a big spender, ex Democrat, who has given money to Dorgan in the past. It’s hard to see him being able to run a credible campaign when Dorgan advertises all of that. Sorum is in the 40% right now in polling and is allied with a number of top GOP members. Sorum is on the rise and my prediction to be the next Senator of North Dakota. Hoeven would be more of the same for North Dakota. He is more of an Olympia Snowe type Republican.

    2. Matthew on December 21st, 2009 8:35 pm

      If these polls mattered this far out then Mitt Romney would have been the GOP nominee and Hillary Clinton would have been President. Dorgan is unpopular but I don’t believe Hoeven can beat him. Paul Sorum of Fargo is the conservative candidate. He’s the Rubio to Hoeven’s Crist. Hoeven is a big spending moderate/liberal Republican where Sorum is a fiscal conservative. Once Dorgan makes the state aware of Hoeven’s past donations to him and the fact that Hoeven spends like crazy, it will be checkmate. North Dakota needs to nominate Paul Sorum so we can have that classic conservative versus liberal battle.

    3. CONservative governMENt on December 22nd, 2009 10:25 am

      By now, it is absolutely no surprise to anyone that Rasmussen Reports’ polling data is typically pretty amenable to GOP candidates, including some almost comically high favorables for GOP candidates (including virtual unknowns with 50%+ favorability). This poll, one could argue, takes the cake. Ras has North Dakota’s Republican Governor, John Hoeven, with a 22-point lead over incumbent Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan (58-36). While almost everyone agrees that Hoeven would be a very formidable foe for Dorgan (and some might even dub Dorgan a slight underdog in such a race), twenty-plus point leads for the challenger have only been seen in GOP sponsored polls thus far. What’s more–Rasmussen gets Hoeven with an 87% job approval rating, which almost defies belief. Granted, North Dakota has weathered the economic woes of the recent past better than most, and that might result in a reservoir of goodwill for their governor. But 87% job approval? For what it is worth, Dorgan’s favorabilities (his job approval was not released) were pretty solid, as well (61/36).

    4. Donna on December 22nd, 2009 11:00 am

      PLEASE run for Senate. We’ve got to get rid of these blind/deaf old birds that are running the country/state down! PLEASE!!!!

    5. Rick on December 30th, 2009 4:44 pm

      If Hoevan is a “crazy” spender, then why has ND been so prosperous under his leadership, and why is it one of the only states TO BE IN THE BLACK FINANCIALLY…!!!!!!!!!! Don’t you understand facts?
      Gee, maybe Obama and Congress (and California) should call Gov. Hoevan of ND to see what fiscal responsibility/success should look like, before they completely destroy our economy, and cost us thousands of more jobs. By the way, did you know that 120% loans are still available??…What part of the Acorn lesson don’t our congressmen and banking freaks understand?

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