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Published October 20, 2012, 06:10 PM

The results are in for a Forum Communications poll

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The results are in. A Forum Communications poll shows Rick Berg leading over Heidi Heitkamp in the race for U.S. Senate by ten points.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The results are in. A Forum Communications poll shows Rick Berg leading over Heidi Heitkamp in the race for U.S. Senate by ten points.

The candidates are stumping for votes harder than ever as the election draws near.

With just over two weeks to the election, Democrat Heidi Heitkamp trails Republican Rick Berg by ten points in the U.S. Senate race.

50% of likely voters would vote for Berg, 40% for Heitkamp, and ten percent were undecided.

At a women's rally in Grand Forks, Heitkamp says the wide gap in the polls doesn't mean the race is over.

Heitkamp: "The bottom line is, I don't really rely on polls. I rely on what happens when I go to a restaurant, and a table full of women who are bridesmaids yell, "come on over! We want to visit with you." And you're shaking hands and the elderly couple says they've already voted for you."

Both candidates are hitting the campaign trail hard. Rick Berg is stumping in the Western part of the state.

Berg's staff says's he's unable to break away for a phone interview, but sent us a statement.

It says "the poll results show that North Dakotans are rejecting Heitkamp's campaign of false personal attacks..."

It goes on to say he's" encouraged that most North Dakotans back his message to reduce the debt and fight Obama's policies."

Heitkamp does lead in high-population counties like Cass and Grand Forks. But Berg polled very strongly in counties out West, like Burleigh and Stark.

With the election drawing near, both candidates agree that there are clear differences separating them.

Heitkamp: "Congressman Berg promises more partisanship. He promises that he'll go there and vote like a Republican, and I don't think that's always the right way to go. I think you have to go there and be an independent voice for North Dakota."

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