Another day, another poll showing Congressman Kevin Cramer leading incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp by 9 points.
Yesterday the Trafalgar Group dropped polling showing Cramer with a 9 point lead. Today polling commissioned by Fox News shows a similar result:
🚨NEW FOX NEWS POLLS🚨
AZ: Sinema 46% McSally 46%
IN: Donnelly 45% Braun 38%
MO: McCaskill 43% Hawley 43%
TN: Bredesen 41% Blackburn 50%
ND: Heitkamp 42% Cramer 51%https://t.co/jST4jWSxRj
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) October 31, 2018
Here’s a table showing all of the publicly available polling in this race going back to February:
I do think the race is closer than that – the average includes a poll from earlier this month showing Cramer with a 16 point lead, but that survey was conduct in the middle of a brutal news cycle for Heitkamp – but I think its safe to say that Cramer has a comfortable lead at this point. A tightening lead, given that Fox showed Cramer with a 12 point lead just last month, but that’s to be expected toward the end of any race. Especially given how much money Heitkmap is pouring into her messaging at this point.
Things can change very quickly, and certainly Heitkamp supporters are going to do all they can to throw dirt on these polling numbers, but the more data points we get the better it looks for Cramer.
Here’s a trend line for the polls:
The poll also covered the U.S. House race between Republican Kelly Armstrong and Democrat Mac Schenider. It showed Armstrong with a commanding 55-33 point lead, similar to what pretty much every other poll in that race has shown.
Trump’s approval in the poll was 61 percent.
Here is the full pulling memo:
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