South Dakota Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

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South Dakota Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Dennis Daugaard Republican Party
Matthew Michels Republican Party
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The South Carolina Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Both incumbent Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) and incumbent Lieutenant Governor Matthew Michels are running for re-election. Both Daugaard and Michels were first elected in 2010. The winners of the election will serve a four-year term in office.

South Dakota is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans may vote in the Republican primary.[1]

Candidates

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Results

Primary election

Note: The candidates for lieutenant governor were nominated at state party conventions.

Democratic primary

South Dakota Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Joe Lowe 44.1% 10,830
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Wismer 55.9% 13,755
Total Votes 24,585
Election Results Via:South Dakota Secretary of State Unofficial Results.

Republican primary

South Dakota Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Daugaard Incumbent 81.2% 53,323
Lora Hubbel 18.8% 12,381
Total Votes 65,704
Election Results Via:South Dakota Secretary of State Unofficial Results.


Polls

General election

Governor of South Dakota, Daugaard vs. Wismer
Poll Dennis Daugaard (R) Susan Wismer (D)Don't Know/OtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
SurveyUSA
May 6-10, 2014
56%23%21%+/-4.4504
Rasmussen Reports
June 4-5, 2014
55%35%10%+/-4.0750
YouGov
July 5-24, 2014
66%27%7%+/-0630
YouGov
August 18-September 2, 2014
55%28%17%+/-6.0526
SurveyUSA
September 3-7, 2014
54%34%12%+/-4.4510
AVERAGES 57.2% 29.4% 13.4% +/-3.76 584
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Hypothetical match-ups

Governor of South Dakota, Daugaard vs. Lowe
Poll Dennis Daugaard (R) Joe Lowe (D)Don't Know/NAMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports
February 25-26, 2014
63%23%14%+/-4.5500
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 25 Filing deadline for political party candidates
April 29 Filing deadline for independent candidates
June 3 Primary election
November 4 General election

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