Rick Weiland is not Harry Reid’s guy. And according to the latest poll, it sounds like he isn’t anyone else’s either. From politico’s morning score:
FIRST LOOK: SOUTH DAKOTA SENATE POLL: Republican Mike Rounds holds the largest lead over Democrat Rick Weiland in a new survey by GOP firm Harper Polling, 52 percent to 38 percent. As for other Republicans vying for the open seat, Larry Rhoden leads Weiland 41-35, Stace Nelson leads Weiland 40-38 and Annette Bosworth trails Weiland 36-38. On a generic ballot, the Republican candidate leads the Democrat 46-36.
– “However, the generic ballot improves markedly for Democrats in the dominant media market of Sioux Falls (41% Democrat, 40% Republican) and among women (42% Democrat, 40% Republican),” pollster Brock McCleary writes. “Rounds outperforms the Republican generic ballot by 7% as a result of winning the Sioux Falls media market (50%-41%), women (44%-43%) and independents (45%-28%).’
– On Syria, 88 percent of South Dakotans expressed some awareness of the situation (“have you seen, read or heard anything recently”). On Obama’s strike proposal, 52 percent said they oppose it and 26 percent said they support it. The president’s job approval-disapproval stands at 39-54. The poll was conducted Sept. 4-5 among 517 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.31 percent. http://bit.ly/1d1O4Dm, http://bit.ly/18Lu5pz
As you can see from polling, Rounds leads definitively, Rhoden leads just outside the margin of error, and Nelson & Bosworth are neck in neck with Weiland.