The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Berg picking up 52% support to Pomeroy’s 43%. Only two percent (2%) would vote for some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.
While the new results are similar to those found March just after Pomeroy’s vote for the national health care bill, the race was much closer last month, when Berg held a slim 49% to 45% edge. In February, Berg received 46% support to Pomeroy’s 40%. Pomeroy was reelected to his ninth term in the House in 2008 with 62% of the vote. Incumbents who earn less than 50% of the vote at this stage of a campaign are viewed as potentially vulnerable. Pomeroy has not been able to garner more than 45% support so far in his match-up with Berg, a Fargo businessman and state representative.