Lieutenant Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) continues to lead his Democratic challenger, Scott Heidepriem, by a wide margin in the race for governor of South Dakota.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Daugaard, a Republican, earning 52% support to Heidepriem’s 35%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, while nine percent (9%) are undecided. Daugaard posted a nearly identical 52% to 36% lead last month just after winning his party’s primary contest.
This statewide telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters in South Dakota was conducted on July 6, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.