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Questions - South Dakota House - October 20, 2010

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South Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 20, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* If the 2010 election for the United State House of Representatives were held today would you vote for Republican Kristi Noem or Democrat Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)

49% Kristi Noem

44% Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin

  2% Some Other Candidate

  5% Not Sure

 

2* 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.

 

Kristi Noem

Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin

 

3*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?

4* The health care plan passed by Congress requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

 

5* Should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire national health care plan?

 

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

 

Kristi Noem

Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin

 

7* Are you willing to pay higher taxes to reduce the federal deficit?

 

8* Are most political debates informative or useless?

 

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

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

 

11* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?

12* 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?

13* 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?

 

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