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Daugaard holds 24-point lead in race, automated poll says

Incumbent Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard holds a 24-point lead over Democratic challenger Susan Wismer in the Nielson Brothers Polling/Northern Plains News poll conducted in late July.

Daugaard led State Sen. Wismer 52.9 percent to 28.5 percent, with independent Mike Myers at 6.8 percent and "undecided" at 11.8 percent.

Nielson Brothers Polling polled 572 South Dakota likely voters on this question, from July 23-28. The margin of error for the poll is 4.07 percent.

The poll asked respondents to indicate on their phone dial pad their answer to the survey question: "If the election were held today would you vote for Republican Dennis Daugaard, Democrat Susan Wismer or Independent Mike Myers?"

This NBP statewide survey of likely voters was conducted from July 23 to July 28.