Earlier this week we got polling, commissioned by local NBC affiliates, which indicated that Republican Kevin Cramer was leading Democrat Heidi Heitkamp by 10 points in North Dakota’s Senate race. Bolstering that poll’s credibility is a second poll commissioned by Fox News which indicates that Cramer is beating Heitkamp by 12 points. The full polling memo is below, but here’s the key result:
Throughout this election North Dakota Democrats, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign specifically, have attacked Congressman Kevin Cramer for employing his wife as campaign manager.
MINOT, N.D.—According to polling commissioned by North Dakota NBC news affiliates and released this week, Congressman Kevin Cramer is leading incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by 10 points, 51 to 41 percent with 8 percent undecided.
From late summer in 2016 to mid-winter in 2017 south central North Dakota was inundated by violent anti-pipeline activists. Those extremists instigated violent conflict with law enforcement. They destroyed property. They harassed pipeline workers and citizens living in the region. All the while their activities were bolstered by Democratic President Barack Obama who refused to close down protests illegally established on federal land and refused to take action to facilitate completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
New polling commissioned by NBC North Dakota News shows Congressman Kevin Cramer leading Senator Heidi Heitkmap by 10 percentage points. According to the poll, which surveyed 650 likely voters last month (the report didn’t provide the exact dates), Cramer is supported by 51 percent while Heitkamp is at 41 percent.
North Dakota’s Measure 1, a constitutional amendment put on the ballot by professional signature collectors paid by Hollywood celebrity activists , is anti-free speech.
MINOT, N.D.—Last month I wrote in this column that Measure 1, the so-called "anti-corruption" amendment put on the November ballot thanks to professional petitioners paid mostly by a group of Hollywood celebrities, was an affront to the First Amendment. The left-wing supporters of the measure scoffed when I made that argument. I saw feedback to it suggesting I was exaggerating or even outright fabricating my claims—that I was merely serving as the lackey for deep-pocketed interests interested in defeating the proposal.
Yesterday’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was a cathartic moment after weeks of hate and invective aimed at Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The nominee’s righteous indignation aimed at the committee members was something to behold. He was angry, and I’m not sure how anyone not blinkered by partisanship could conclude that the emotion was unfounded. Yet amid his anger he was gracious to his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. Which is as it should have been.
A survey conducted by North Star Opinion Research (an organization with a B rating from FiveThirtyEight.com ), and commissioned by the Judicial Crisis Network, finds that a majority of North Dakota voters, including a plurality of female voters, supports the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh.
One of the blizzard of talking points opponents of Measure 3 (legalizing recreational marijuana) have deployed is the claim that it would not generate additional tax revenues for the state. It’s a rebuttal to the claim from marijuana supporters that legalizing the drug would be an economic boon, bringing black market commerce into the light of day where it can be taxed and regulated. But the anti-Measure 3 folks say it isn’t so.