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North Dakota House: Pomeroy (D) Still Trails Berg (R)

Republican challenger Rick Berg continues to hold a modest lead over Democratic Congressman Earl Pomeroy in North Dakota's U.S. House race.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Berg earning 48% of the vote to Pomeroy’s 45%.  One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, while five percent (5%) are not sure.

Last month, Berg held a 53% to 44% lead.

In surveys dating back to February, Berg, a businessman and state legislator, has remained consistently ahead of the incumbent.  His support has ranged from a low of 46% to a high of 53%.  In those same surveys, Pomeroy’s support has remained in the narrow range of 43% to 46%.

Pomeroy, who is running for a 10th term, earns support from 91% of Democrats in the state, while 84% of Republicans favor Berg.  Among voters not affiliated with either party, Pomeroy holds a slight 49% to 41% edge over his GOP challenger.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in North Dakota was conducted on September 20-21, 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.

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