Polls: North Dakota Senate – Cramer vs. Heitkamp … Kavanaugh Nomination Front and Center for Red State Democrats
BLUE WAVE? RED STATE DEMOCRATS MIGHT BE BLOWN OUT OF OFFICE AS KAVANAUGH BECOMES MIDTERM REFERENDUM …
In a recent Valley News Live poll conducted by Strategic Research Associates of Austin, Texas, Republican U.S. Senate challenger in North Dakota Kevin Cramer is ahead of incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp by 10 percentage points, 51%-41%. If this trend continues, Republicans will be picking up this Senate seat in the 2018 midterm elections. Even more damning to not only Democrat incumbent Heitkamp, another question asked during the poll stated that 60% of the likely voters in North Dakota support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, while 27% were opposed. This forces Heitkamp into a precarious situation, and not just her, all Red state Democrat Senators where Trump won overwhelmingly in 2016. The Kavanaugh nomination has now become a voting issue for the 2018 midterm elections as the Democrats have way overplayed their hand.
Republican candidate Kevin Cramer is ahead in the latest polling by Valley News Live on the U.S. Senate race in North Dakota. The poll, conducted by Strategic Research Associates of Austin, Texas, has Cramer in front of the incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp by 10 percentage points, 51-41. The difference is in male voters, where Cramer garners 56.% to Heitkamp’s nearly 35%. Females are virtually tied (46.6%-46.5%).
A total of 650 likely voters were surveyed between September 17-27th on both landline and cell phones.
In another question that VNL asked, 60% of the likely voters in North Dakota support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. 27% were opposed.
RCP now has Republican Kevin Cramer up by 6 points, 49% to 43% over incumbent Democrat Heitkamp. Look for this state to flip Republican.