Sunday, September 12, 2010
Republican Dennis Daugaard continues to hold a commanding lead over Democrat Scott Heidepriem in the race to be South Dakota’s next governor.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Daugaard earning 57% support, while Heidepriem picks ups 28% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, while 11% remain undecided.
Early last month, Daugaard, the current lieutenant governor, earned his highest level of support yet, leading Heidepriem 59% to 27%. Prior to that survey, support for Daugaard has ranged from 49% to 52%, while Heidepriem has earned 32% to 36% of the vote.
This race remains Solid GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. Heidepriem faces a traditionally conservative electorate that hasn’t elected a Democratic governor since 1974.
This statewide telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters in South Dakota was conducted on September 8, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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