Nielson Brothers Polling (NBP) continues it’s three day tracking survey of the 2010 South Dakota political scene. Weighted numbers from the polling window of Monday through Wednesday show the following.
Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin holds on to her edge in the race for US House. The Democratic incumbent receives support of 42.0 percent to 40.1 for Kristi Noem, the Republican challenger. B. Thomas Marking (Independent) makes gains from the previous NBP surveys, garnering 5.5 percent, while 12.4 remain undecided.
Dennis Daugard, Republican Lieutenant Governor, continues to lead Democratic SD State Senate Minority Leader, Scott Heidepriem 43.7 to 41.3 percent. Undecided numbers in this race shrink to 15 percent.
With regard to party preferences for state senate candidates, Republicans lead Democratic candidates 41.8 percent to 35.1, with 23.1 percent still undecided.
This is the first time I’ve seen a poll from these folks on the South Dakota races. Is is me, or does this seem to be quite a bit different–particularly with regard to the governor’s race–than other numbers we’ve seen of late? It would appear that the number of undecideds is remarkably high, given how close we are to the real vote.
It will be quite interesting to see how these numbers match up with other polls over the weekend.
Oh, and one wonders exactly the how weighted numbers were derived for this poll, as noted at the end of the first paragraph.