Senate Race Heats Up | VideoJessica Roose | 10/9/2012
According to the recent poll, more than 90-percent of likely North Dakota voters already know who they will be voting for next month. The candidates are neck and neck as we move closer to the finish line, each with 47 percent of the vote.
"The good part for Heidi Heitkamp is, you know, she`s in the game, she`s tied. She is now winning independents in this poll, that`s helpful to her," said Politico reporter David Catanese.
Catanese added that the good news for her opponent Rick Berg has a lot to do with this year`s Presidential race.
"As we know in a lot of these races the top of the ticket drives what happens in other races. Right now Barack Obama is only at 36 percent favorable, that`s difficult. That means she would have to overcome a top of the ticket Republican wave in order to win this."
The North Dakota Senate race will affect more than just the state. It will impact the whole country.
"If Rick Berg can not swipe this seat for the Republicans, that means the democrats are going to be in control of the Senate in 2013," Catanese said.
"I believe that we need to keep the Republicans in the Senate and so that was a motivating fact for me," said Bismarck resident Marlene Frei.
"I kinda wanna watch more to see what my final decision is," said Bismarck resident Stephanie Miller.
With so few voters still left undecided, it`s sure to be a late night come November 6.
A few other states have close senate races in this election including Montana, Arizona and Nevada.