Recently some members of North Dakota’s left-wing media – notably radio station KFGO, managed by the brother of former Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, and former KFGO employee Mike McFeely – have been giddily touting a Morning Consult poll which shows President Donald Trump with some discouraging approval numbers among North Dakotans.
Discouraging, that is, if you like Trump. If you don’t, you may be delighted by the news of this poll.
The survey was conducted by Morning Consult, which found 49 percent approval for the President among North Dakotans, and 48 percent disapproval. As a point of reference, in Minnesota, the President has a 43 percent approval rating.
I’m not sure that passes the smell test for several reasons. Among them that Trump could be only a little more highly esteemed in red-state North Dakota than in blue-state Minnesota.