Newest SD poll – Noem 49%, Herseth Sandlin 44%
This is something of a decline since the earlier poll that had Romney’s endorsement, Kristi Noem up by double digits over the incumbent Democrat. Nevertheless, the previous poll was taken shortly after Noem’s primary win, and was expected to have been showing something of a temporary post-primary bounce. After stabilized Noem holds a five point lead, and just under a majority of the votes. There is a lot of time left, but this is a very good sign that Republicans can pick up this seat.