Daugaard Well Ahead of Heidepriem

I had missed this over the weekend, but here is the latest Rasmussen poll on the South Dakota gubernatorial race:

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.

Most interesting to me are the following numbers:

Heidepriem, a state senator, is viewed Very Favorably by 17% of the state’s voters and Very Unfavorably by 14%.

Twenty-five percent (25%) have a Very Favorable opinion of Daugaard, while six percent (6%) view him Very Unfavorably.

Pretty close numbers for Heidepriem (so much so that the positives and negatives largely cancel, with a 3% favorable edge). Daugaard, on the other hand gets a 19% positive advantage.