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Commentary: More bad polling for Heitkamp, Cramer leads by five

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat from North Dakota, addresses a crowd at the F-M Labor Temple in Fargo on Monday, Aug. 15. Robin Huebner / The Forum

Yesterday North Dakota’s Senate race was shifted from being a “toss up” to “tilts Republican” by two sources, Roll Call and Fox News.

Today we have some polling which perhaps justifies those shifts. According to an Axios/Survey Monkey poll conducted from June 11 to July 2, Congressman Kevin Cramer is leading incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp by five points:

You can read the full polling memo here, and more details about the poll’s methodology here.

Axios describes this poll as “brutal” for Democrats, and they’re not wrong.

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