North Dakota’s Candidates for Insurance Commissioner Compete for the Undecided

October 15, 2008

North Dakota’s candidates for insurance commissioner will be competing for undecided voters in the campaign’s final weeks.

In a poll commissioned by The Forum newspaper, 43 percent of the people surveyed said they haven’t made up their minds whether to vote for Republican Adam Hamm or Democrat Jasper Schneider.

Thirty-four percent of the people surveyed are backing Hamm, while 22 percent are favoring Schneider.

Both men are running their first statewide campaigns. Hamm was appointed as North Dakota’s insurance commissioner last year after incumbent Republican Jim Poolman resigned.

Schneider is a Fargo attorney and first-term state representative.

The poll was done by the Public Affairs Institute of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Pollsters interviewed 606 likely North Dakota voters by telephone Oct. 6-8. The survey has a 4 percent sampling error margin.

Source: The Forum.

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