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Toplines - 2010 South Dakota House of Representatives Election - March 25, 2010

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South Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 25, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* 2010 Election for United States House of Representatives

Feb 23, 2010

Mar 25, 2010

Chris Nelson (R)

38%

42%

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)

45%

44%

Some other candidate

6%

6%

Not sure

11%

9%

Feb 23, 2010

Mar 25, 2010

Kristi Noem (R)

34%

35%

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)

49%

46%

Some other candidate

4%

8%

Not sure

13%

10%

Feb 23, 2010

Mar 25, 2010

Blake Curd (R)

33%

33%

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)

51%

45%

Some other candidate

5%

8%

Not sure

12%

14%

2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Stephanie Herseth Sandline?

24% Very favorable
28% Somewhat favorable
22% Somewhat unfavorable

21% Very unfavorable

5% Not sure

3* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

21% Strongly favor
16% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
50% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

4*The health care plan before Congress would require 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?

21% Strongly favor
18% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
50% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

5* Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. If that law passes, some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. If the health care reform plan passes, would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

51% Favor
40% Oppose
9% Not sure

6* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

34% Good
56% Bad
2% No impact
7% Not sure

7* 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?

51% Strongly favor
7% Somewhat favor
7% Somewhat oppose
31% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

8* In this November’s congressional election, suppose you have a choice between one candidate who wants to repeal the health care plan and another candidate who opposes repeal. Which candidate would you support – the one who wants to repeal the plan or the one who opposes repeal?

57% One who wants to repeal the plan
35% One who opposes repeal

8% Not sure

9* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

33% Yes
37% No
30% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

22% Better if most incumbents were reelected
58% Better if most incumbents were defeated
20% Not sure

11* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

40% Stronger

41% Weaker

13% About the same

6% Not sure

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