Incumbent Gov. Butch Otter holds a 14-point lead in a poll conducted last week by Rasmussen Reports, a conservative-leaning polling company.
The Republican Otter had 50 percent backing in the poll of 750 likely Idaho voters, according to survey results released Wednesday. Democrat A.J. Balukoff, a Boise School Board trustee, had 36 percent support. Eight percent of voters supported another candidate, and 7 percent were undecided.
The margin for error in the telephone survey was 4 percent.
What would it take for Balukoff to secure a win in the upcoming election?