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South Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 3, 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?

20% Strongly approve
21% Somewhat approve
11% 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?

26% Strongly approve
43% Somewhat approve
19% Somewhat disapprove
10% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 South Dakota Governor’s Race

 

 

Dennis Daugaard (R)

Scott Heidepriem (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 3, 2010

59%

27%

4%

10%

July 6, 2010

52%

35%

4%

9%

June 10, 2010

52%

36%

3%

9%

May 26, 2010

51%

36%

7%

6%

April 21, 2010

53%

33%

5%

9%

March 25, 2010

49%

32%

6%

13%

 

 

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

Daugaard

25%

49%

18%

2%

6%

Heidepriem

14%

33%

32%

12%

8%

 

5* Okay now I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms, please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

Candidate Ideology

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not sure

Daugaard

19%

50%

18%

2%

0%

11%

Heidepriem

6%

19%

33%

23%

9%

11%

 

6* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Daugaard

67%

14%

19%

Heidepriem

42%

35%

23%

 

 

7* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?


16% Excellent
31% Good

40% Fair

11% Poor

  2% Not sure

 

8*  Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

 

29% Better

40% Worse

30% About the same

  1% Not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence