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Election 2010: North Dakota House of Representatives

North Dakota House: Berg (R) Pulls Further Ahead of Pomeroy (D)

With less than two weeks until Election Day, Republican challenger Rick Berg has moved to a 10-point lead over longtime Democratic Congressman Earl Pomeroy in the race for North Dakota’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in North Dakota shows Berg with 52% support. Pomeroy, a member of the House since 1993, picks up 42% support. One percent (1%) favor some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

A month ago, Berg held just a 48% to 45% lead. Berg, a businessman and state legislator, has been ahead of Pomeroy in surveys since February with support ranging from 46% to 53%. Support for the incumbent in those same surveys has remained in the narrow range of 43% to 46%.

The candidates held their third and final debate last Friday.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in North Dakota was conducted on October 18-19, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Rasmussen Reports will release new numbers from the North Dakota Senate race later this week.

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