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Toplines - South Dakota Governor - May 26, 2010

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South Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 26, 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?

24% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
44% 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?

17% Strongly approve
44% Somewhat approve
26% Somewhat disapprove
11% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 South Dakota Governor’s Race

 

May 26, 2010

April 21, 2010

March 25, 2010

Dave Knudson (R)

49%

41%

32%

Scott Heidepriem (D)

34%

41%

37%

Some other candidate

10%

9%

13%

Not sure

6%

10%

19%

 

 

May 26, 2010

April 21, 2010

March 25, 2010

Dennis Daugaard (R)

51%

53%

49%

Scott Heidepriem (D)

36%

33%

32%

Some other candidate

7%

5%

6%

Not sure

6%

9%

13%

 

 

May 26, 2010

April 21, 2010

March 25, 2010

Gordon Howie (R)

36%

31%

34%

Scott Heidepriem (D)

49%

46%

39%

Some other candidate

9%

8%

9%

Not sure

6%

14%

17%

 

 

May 26, 2010

Scott Munsterman (R)

38%

Scott Heidepriem (D)

46%

Some other candidate

9%

Not sure

7%

 

 

May 26, 2010

Ken Knuppe (R)

34%

Scott Heidepriem (D)

47%

Some other candidate

12%

Not sure

8%

 

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

11%

48%

19%

5%

17%

Daugaard

26%

40%

15%

8%

11%

Heidepriem

20%

30%

22%

16%

12%

Howie

13%

23%

19%

29%

17%

Knuppe

2%

27%

30%

11%

30%

Munsterman

8%

30%

28%

9%

25%

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
12% Somewhat favor
  9% Somewhat oppose
26% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

6* How closely have you followed news stories about the new immigration law in Arizona?

 

53% Very closely
31% Somewhat closely

12% Not very closely

  3% Not at all
  1% Not sure

     

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

 

62% Favor

26% Oppose
11% Not sure

 

8* Suppose a police officer stops someone for a traffic violation or a violation of some other law. If the police officer suspects that the person they stopped might be an illegal immigrant, should the officer be required to check their immigration status?

 

72% Yes
21% No
  7% Not sure

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