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Published November 22, 2011, 08:11 PM

Dem Poll: Heitkamp Leading Berg by 5 Points

(WDAZ-TV) - A new poll released Tuesday shows Democratic Senate hopeful Heidi Heitkamp with a 5 point lead over Republican Representative Rick Berg.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) - A new poll released Tuesday shows Democratic Senate hopeful Heidi Heitkamp with a 5 point lead over Republican Representative Rick Berg.

The poll was commissioned by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Tt shows Heitkamp leading Berg 47 percent to 42 percent, with a 4 percent margin of error.

The telephone survey of 600 likely North Dakota voters was conducted November 12 to the 16, just a few days before Heitkamp announced she would running for the Senate seat now held by Kent Conrad.

Berg and Heitkamp are the presumed frontrunners in the race.

They both face competition to win their party's endorsements next spring.

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