The latest Public Policy Polling shows South Dakota U.S. Senator John Thune as the only potential GOP candidate who could beat current President Obama in his home state of South Dakota.
With 1,045 people polled, the PPP results show Mr. Thune with 57 percent support compares to President Obama’s 37 percent.
The poll is latest to break down the upcoming presidential election by state. A similar poll finds South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint defeating Mr. Obama in South Carolina.
The series poll possibly indicates that this year’s presidential race will rely heavily on geographic differences amongst Republican Party candidates.
Mr. Thune continues to downplay any talk concerning a presidential run. The South Dakota Republican says he is still considering whether he will run, noting that his wife has objections.