MINOT, N.D. — New polling out from my friend Dean Mitchell at DFM Research, who was kind enough to share them with me, show that if North Dakota Democrats want their top-of-the-ticket candidate to be competitive against incumbent President Donald Trump in 2020, Joe Biden may be their best bet.
Of course, “competitive” is a relative term in a state that has cast its electoral college votes for just four Democratic presidents since statehood (Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson) and zero since the 1960s.
Anyway, to the numbers!
Mitchell surveyed 400 likely voters in North Dakota from March 3rd through the 5th, contacting them by way of both landlines and cell phones, and his research has a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percentage points.
What he found is that Joe Biden is significantly more competitive than Bernie Sanders in a head-to-head matchup before the state’s electorate