New poll shows Kristi Noem leading Jamie Smith by 19 points

October 27, 2022

New results from Emerson College Polling say Republican Governor Kristi Noem leads Democratic challenger Jamie Smith by 19 points in the race for governor of South Dakota.

Noem has support from 56 percent of poll respondents, while Smith’s support is at 37 percent. Three percent of respondents support Libertarian Tracey Quint, and 4 percent are undecided.

Emerson College Polling says it conducted the poll in conjunction with The Hill. Keloland Media Group says it was also part of the effort. The poll was conducted Oct. 19-21.

The new results show Noem with a wider lead than an earlier South Dakota State University poll conducted Sept. 28-Oct. 10. That poll showed Noem leading Smith 45 percent to 41 percent with 14 percent undecided.

See the full results of the Emerson College poll by clicking here: