Tough times for Heitkamp and Tester

South Dakota doesn’t have a US Senate election this year. But North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota do, with Democratic incumbents facing battles.

A new report from Morning Consult suggests Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., might face trouble and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is on the bubble.

The Morning Consult polling indicates:

In North Dakota, the top issue among registered voters is the economy (26 percent) followed by security (22 percent), health care (16) and seniors (13). Women (6), education (6), energy (4) and other (6) comprise the remainder;

While in Montana, tops is economic (29 percent), followed by health care (17), seniors (15) and security (15). The rest are other (9), education (6), women (3) and energy (5).

The surveying also found:

North Dakota’s Heitkamp was at 44 percent approval and 42 percent disapproval, with 35 percent saying she deserves re-election and 49 percent saying it’s time for a new person;

Montana’s Tester was at 54 percent approval and 34 percent disapproval, with 43 percent saying he deserves re-election and 43 percent saying it’s time for a new person.

The 21-page summary isĀ here.