Election outlook in North Dakota

Published: Oct. 10, 2016 at 4:22 PM CDT
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Sunday night's presidential debate was fueled by the crude Access Hollywood tape released Friday afternoon. That vulgar tape is hurting the GOP nominee.

In a new NBC News Wall Street Journal National Poll taken just before the debate, Clinton's lead widened to 11 points, 46 to Trump's 35 percent.

Republican leaders held a conference call Monday morning, with house speaker Paul Ryan saying he will no longer defend Trump or campaign with him.

Republican voters in North Dakota have a choice to make: vote for Trump, don't vote at all or vote for a different candidate.

“I think it might affect voter turnout, and just people washing their hands and saying 'I'm not voting.' I think for the Republican Party in North Dakota; I don't see it having a dramatic impact on it,” said Minot State Political Science Professor, Jynette Larshus.

The third and final debate will be held on Wednesday Oct. 19.

Larshus will be part of the election coverage with KMOT on Nov. 8.