New poll results released Sunday show Republican Gov. John Hoeven holding a strong lead over Democratic-NPL state Sen. Tracy Potter in North Dakotaâ€™s U.S. Senate race.
Rasmussen Reports conducted an Oct. 20 telephone survey of 500 likely North Dakota voters that found Hoeven leading Potter 72 percent to 25 percent. Just 3 percent of respondents said they were undecided.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.
The latest results show Hoeven picking up a few points since a Sept. 20-21 Rasmussen Reports poll that showed him leading Potter 68 percent to 25 percent. In that poll, 2 percent of respondents said they planned to vote for some other candidate and 5 percent said they were undecided.
Hoeven has maintained a strong lead in Rasmussen Reports polls since the national pollster began tracking the Senate race in February.
Hoeven and Potter are campaigning to win the U.S. Senate seat that retiring Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan has held since 1992.