Most of the time analysts believe that Republicans would choose from three senate seats in senate election polls where Democratic participants retires in red states that includes names West Virginia ,Montana and South Dakota. This raised questions on this assumption.
Mike Rounds, the republican contestant and a former governor of South Dakota seems to be a strong candidate for state’s open seat. He has been embroiled in a complex scandal over the state’s EB-5 visa program that was expanded when he was governor.The appointees in the former rounds are under investigation by the federal law enforcement to divert the state money from the EB-5 fund. This indictment made Richard Benda committed suicide. He was former Rounds cabinet secretary.
For several months, the cabinet secretary stayed in the upper 30s and low 40s in the polls. He tried to maintain the lead as he faced two competitors out of which one was a Democrat, Rich Weiland and Larry Pressler who is a former Republican senator who contests for election independently.
If it had been a two-way race, Pressler would have been seen as a serious threat but he had few resources and initiated with only 15 percent of the vote in summer polling. He seemed to aid for a Rounds victory where he was winning with enough of the vote but Mr. Weiland to get close figures with him and without the adequate resources it remains to be a challenge.
This race seemed to be reminiscent of Florida in the year 2010 when Marco Runio defeated two participants who might have had an argument if the other had withdrawn from the race.
2014 senate election polls
Larry Pressler, a former Republican senator is a contestant for 2014 senate election polls but this time he is participating independently from South Dakota. The recent polling data indicates that the dynamics have changed.Mr. Pressler have gained with time and he received at least 20% of the vote in September polls. A survey in USA poll proves that Mr. Richard leading Mr. Pressler by just a difference of 35 to 32 and Mr. Weiland trails at 28 percent.
This USA survey proved to an outlier as no other reports indicates Mr. Pressler with 30 percent more votes and if the results are confirmed by other similar polls then South Dakota will be considered as one of the most competitive place with three-way race.
Mr. Pressler still have not said anything about which party he would caucus after winning.However,he endorsed President Obama in 2008 and 2012 and this clearly indicates that he may not be as relevant as one would expect.
Further if he will win and caucused with the Democrats then it would be a significant blow to G.O.P’s odds to control the Senate. The Upshot’s Senate election forecasting model gives Democrats around 64 percent probability to retain control of the chamber.
Although, there is no guarantee as who will win and let’s leave it to caucus with the Democrats.