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Commentary: Heitkamp’s polling numbers improve slightly, plurality still say it’s time to elect someone else

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is cheered on by delegates at her nomination for the United States Senate Saturday at the ND Democratic convention. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Since about February the polling has not been good for incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Not only have independent media polls consistently shown a 4 – 5 point lead for her challenger, Congressman Kevin Cramer but her approval number’s in Morning Consult’s monthly polling have plummeted over the last year.

But there is, finally, some good news for Heitkamp in the latest approval numbers from Morning Consult. Her approval is back up to 47 percent, from a low of 44 percent last month, and the number of poll respondents who say it’s tome to elect someone else has shrunk slightly.

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