Daugaard has big lead, says poll

The KELO-Argus poll is just out and it shows a massive lead for Republican Dennis Daugaard over Democrat Scott Heidepriem.

While two polls with ties to the Democratic Party have been released in recent weeks that indicated the race was tightening, this poll is by the two largest media outlets in the state. It shows Daugaard leading 54-35 percent with 11 percent undecided.

Those numbers match other figures we have seen during the campaign from Rasmussen Reports, a poll with established Republican ties, as well as what the GOP camp says its tracking polls have indicated.

So is the race over? To see the poll, go to http://www.keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=106366

On Monday, the KELO-Argus poll gave Kristi Noem a 45-43 percent lead over Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, while independent candidate B. Thomas Marking received 3 percent backing. The remaining 9 percent were undecided.

Here’s a link to that poll: http://www.keloland.com/news/campaign/NewsDetail8634.cfm?Id=106329