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Toplines - 2010 South Dakota Governor Race - April 21, 2010

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South Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 21, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

27% Strongly approve
18% Somewhat approve
7% Somewhat disapprove
47% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Mike Rounds has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

23% Strongly approve
41% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
10% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 South Dakota Governor’s Race

April 21, 2010

March 25, 2010

Dave Knudson (R)

41%

32%

Scott Heidepriem (D)

41%

37%

Some other candidate

9%

13%

Not sure

10%

19%

April 21, 2010

March 25, 2010

Dennis Daugaard (R)

53%

49%

Scott Heidepriem (D)

33%

32%

Some other candidate

5%

6%

Not sure

9%

13%

April 21, 2010

March 25, 2010

Gordon Howie (R)

31%

34%

Scott Heidepriem (D)

46%

39%

Some other candidate

8%

9%

Not sure

14%

17%

4* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

Candidate for the SD Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Knudson

8%

46%

16%

5%

26%

Daugaard

28%

33%

18%

5%

15%

Heidepriem

20%

28%

21%

15%

15%

Howie

5%

28%

21%

15%

30%

5*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

48% Favor
42% Oppose

9% Not sure

6*Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

0% Excellent

9% Good

52% Fair

38% Poor
1% Not sure

7* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

44% Better

31% Worse

20% About the same
4% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence