Daschle 48% Thune 45%
--In South Dakota, incumbent Senator Tom Daschle holds a narrow 3-point lead over challenger John Thune. A Rasmussen Reports survey shows that if the election were held today, 48% of South Dakota's likely voters would vote to re-elect the Senate Minority Leader while 45% would prefer Thune. This race is expected to be one of the most closely contested campaigns in Election 2004. South Dakota is a heavily Republican state, but Daschle has a long track record of electoral success and the benefits of incumbency.
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