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Toplines - South Dakota Governor - July 6, 2010

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South Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 6, 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
20% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
46% 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?

20% Strongly approve
44% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
16% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 South Dakota Governor’s Race

 

 

July 6,

2010

June 10, 2010

May 26, 2010

April 21, 2010

March 25, 2010

Dennis Daugaard (R)

52%

52%

51%

53%

49%

Scott Heidepriem (D)

35%

36%

36%

33%

32%

Some other candidate

4%

3%

7%

5%

6%

Not sure

9%

9%

6%

9%

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%

46%

15%

6%

8%

Heidepriem

17%

34%

24%

14%

10%

 

5* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

 

49% Strongly favor

13% Somewhat favor

10% Somewhat oppose

24% Strongly oppose

  4% Not sure

 

6* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

68% Favor
19% Oppose
12% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

26% Agree
61% Disagree
13% Not sure

 

8* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

 

60% Agree
27% Disagree
13% Not sure


9* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?

30% Helped
37% Hurt
26% No impact
  6% Not sure

10* Did the new government spending in the stimulus package create new jobs?

26% Yes
54% No
20% Not sure

11* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

 

60% Cutting taxes
14% Increasing government spending
26% Not sure

 

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

  2% Excellent
10%Good
48% Fair
39% Poor

  0% Not sure

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

24% Better

47% Worse
24% Staying the same
  5% Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

61% Yes
16% No
22% Not sure

 

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