North Dakota Senate Election 2010: GOP’s John Hoeven 68%, Democrat Potter 25%


With incumbent Democrat US Senator Byron Dorgan retiring, there appears to be nothing in the way between North Dakota Republican Governor John Hoeven and a trip to Washington, DC as North Dakota’s new Senator.  Although even if Dorgan had run, polling showed that he would have been easily defeated.

In the most recent Rasmussen poll, Hoeven leads his Democrat rival by an insurmountable 68% to 25% amount. Add one to the Republican pick up for Senate Republicans.


The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in North Dakota shows Hoeven leading his Democratic opponent Tracy Potter 68% to 25% in their race for the U.S. Senate. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

Hoeven posted a 71% to 17% lead over Potter, a state senator, in the first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey of the race last month. Potter is expected to get his party’s endorsement for the Senate at its state convention this weekend.

Also in ND,  GOP nominee, State Representative Rick Berg, leads veteran Congressman Earl Pomeroy 51% to 44% in the race for North Dakota’s only House seat. Pomeroy voted for Obamacare and although it does not yet appear it has changed the poll numbers, it most likely will come back to haunt the Democrat incumbent in November.  58% of North Dakota voters oppose Obamacare, while only 36% favor it. Look for this House seat to flip Republican in the effort to unseat Speaker Pelosi and wrestle control from the Democrats.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “North Dakota Senate Election 2010: GOP’s John Hoeven 68%, Democrat Potter 25%”

    1. Julie Garrett on April 10th, 2010 8:17 pm

      The ND AAUW has invited you to take part in a candidates forum, you have not responed to us. We have had one person RSVP and in order to hold this forum we need all the candidates running. The national AAUW has requested that we educate voters in ND and what a better way.
      If you are elected, I asure you that you will be come aware of AAUW and what we stand for – we have to be taken serious. jg

    2. Rachel on June 24th, 2010 3:51 am

      Thank you North Dakota! We appreciate your efforts to unseat Nasty Queen Nancy. Thanks from the bottom of America’s heart.

    3. Tiki Lee on September 3rd, 2010 12:24 am

      Woooooh! U must be afraid of the AAUW Governor Hoeven! I hope not. Who are they to threaten u if u do not participate in a debate. AAUW, back off and know this….there is no law that says any of the candidates have to debate. Are you God or what!!?

    4. Mark johnson on October 23rd, 2010 12:08 am

      Hi, My name is Mark Johnson from Wahpeton,ND and I would like to express my support for medical marijuana Legislature in ND. If your re elected I hope you’ll support the same views to congress. Compassionate care.

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