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Published October 23, 2012, 07:43 PM

A breakdown of the Forum Communications political poll

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The latest Forum Communications political poll shows Republican Mitt Romney with a huge lead over President Obama in North Dakota.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The latest Forum Communications political poll shows Republican Mitt Romney with a huge lead over President Obama in North Dakota.

And while this is no surprise for the heavily Republican leaning state, the margin and the break down of support is.

57% of likely voters surveyed in North Dakota favored Mitt Romney to 32% for Barack Obama with 11% say they were undecided. In 2008 Senator John McCain carried the state with 53%, but Obama still had 45% of the vote.

Even in traditional Democratic strongholds Cass and Grand Forks counties Romney is ahead.

Jim Danielson/Political Analyst: "If you look at it broken down by county and by age group and so forth, Romney is leading all over the place and especially in the age group from 18 to 40 - 45."

The Economy of North Dakota has certainly faired better than the rest of the country the last 4 years but that does not appear to be helping the President here.

But in Minnesota which has been somewhat of a swing state in the last 3 presidential elections and the economy has not been as good in the last 4 years, poll are showing a lead fro President Obama.

Democrats seem to be much more activated and motivated following the Republican take over of the legislature on the Minnesota side and as a result some of the preliminary polls and state wide polls have been coming out show that Obama is very likely to win the presidential race.

In two weeks we will know exactly what the percentages will be as North Dakotan and Minnesotans cast there vote.

The Forum poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent. 500 likely voters were surveyed between October 12th and 15th.

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