Poll: Dalrymple Leads Taylor 53% To 39%
Rasmussen has polling numbers out for North Dakota’s Governor’s race. Dalrymple, not surprisingly, has a commanding lead over opponent Ryan Taylor but it’s down quite a bit from the 61% to 29% lead he had over him back in July.
No link yet as the poll is still behind Rasmussen’s pay wall.
What’s really interesting is the break down by gender. Dalrymple and Taylor were essentially tied among male voters (who made up 47% of the sample), but the governor has a commanding lead among women (who made up 53% of the sample):
I’m honestly at a loss for how to explain the gender difference. It carried over into the favorability ratings too. Dalrymple is viewed favorably by 79% among women, but 63% among men. On the other hand Taylor is viewed favorably by 71% of men but just 58% of women.
I just don’t know how to explain that. This race has been overshadowed by the state’s hotly contested Senate race, with most voters I suspect believing Taylor isn’t all that competitive against Dalrymple. And he’s not. At least among women, anyway, according to this poll.
Overall Dalrymple has 71% approval of his job performance, including 39% who strongly approve versus just 3% who strongly disapprove. For Taylor, 64% of respondents view him favorably while 73% view Dalrymple favorably.
Update: Here is Rasmussen’s report on the poll.Tags: election 2012, jack dalrymple, North Dakota News, ryan taylor