The 1892 polling firm, a company that has conducted several surveys for North Dakota political campaigns, released their new study for state Sen. Tom Campbell (R-Grafton), an announced GOP US Senate primary candidate. The poll (10/11-12; 500 ND registered voters; 400 ND likely Republican primary voters) gives Sen. Campbell a 32-24% lead over former at-large US Rep. Rick Berg in a hypothetical GOP primary. Mr. Berg has not announced his Senate candidacy, and more than likely will not do so. The general election numbers are highly surprising, however, and will have to be confirmed in future surveys. The results: Campbell leading Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D), 44-41%. Currently, the Senator is favored for re-election, but polls such as this suggest a highly competitive campaign is on the North Dakota political horizon.
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