Republican Kristi Noemâs post-primary bounce appears to be over, and she and incumbent Democrat Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin are now in much tighter race for South Dakotaâs only House seat.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in South Dakota shows Noem with 49% support, while Herseth-Sandlin picks up 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) favor some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided. Given the power of incumbency and the fact that four months remain until Election Day, these figures indicate the race is clearly in the Toss-Up category.
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.