The folks at Daily Kos asked Research 2000 to take a look at Sen. John Thune’s reelection numbers.
The good news for Thune, a South Dakota Republican, is that he has the highest “very favorable” rating among the figures polled (Thune, former senator Tom Daschle, Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, and President Obama) and his overall rating is 57 percent favorable, 32 percent unfavorable.
Matched up against Daschle, Thune leads, 53-40. Matched up against Herseth Sandlin, he leads 51-39.
The bad news is . . . well, the bad news is he’s still, oh, 19 months or so away from Election Day.