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Toplines - 2010 South Dakota House of Representatives Election - February 23, 2010

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South Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 23, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* 2010 Election for United States House of Representatives

Chris Nelson (R)

38%

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin(D)

45%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

11%

Kristi Noem (R)

34%

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)

49%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

13%

Blake Curd (R)

33%

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)

51%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

12%

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

15% Excellent

27% Good

40% Fair

14% Poor

4% Not sure

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

23% Better

40% Worse

35% About the same

2% Not sure

4* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

50% Yes
28% No
22% Not sure

5* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

45% Favor
35% Oppose
20% Not sure

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

61% Cutting taxes

11% Increasing government spending

22% Neither

6% Not sure

7* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

52% United States and its allies

18% Terrorists

23% Neither

6% Not Sure

8* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

40% Yes
38% No
21% Not sure

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