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South Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 8, 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?

23% Strongly approve
16% Somewhat approve
15% 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?

27% Strongly approve
39% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
  8% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

3* 2010 South Dakota Governor’s Race

 

 

Dennis Daugaard (R)

Scott Heidepriem (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 8, 2010

57%

28%

4%

11%

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

30%

43%

14%

5%

8%

Heidepriem

11%

33%

25%

19%

11%

 

5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

 

  11% National Security Issues

  36% Economic Issues

  19% Domestic Issues

  11% Cultural Issues

  16% Fiscal Issues

   7% Not sure

6* Do most members of Congress care what their constituents think?

  19% Yes
70% No
12% Not sure

7* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

   39% Very angry
   32% Somewhat angry
   20% Not very angry
     6% Not at all angry
     3% Not sure

8* 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?

   47% Strongly favor
   16% Somewhat favor
   11% Somewhat oppose
   23% Strongly oppose
     3% Not sure

 

9* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

   43% Good
   23% Bad
   24% No impact

   10% Not sure

 

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

 

   1% Excellent
    10% Good
   45% Fair
   43% Poor
     1% Not sure

 

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

 

  27% Better
   49% Worse
   19% Staying the same
     4% Not sure

12* Is the U.S. currently in a recession?

  65% Yes
18% No
17% Not sure

13* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

   66% Yes
   29% No
     6% Not sure


14* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

   24% Better
   30% Worse
   42% Staying the same
     4% Not sure

 

 

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