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Toplines - South Dakota House of Representatives Election - August 3, 2010

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South Dakota Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 3, 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?

   

    20% Strongly approve

    21% Somewhat approve

    11% Somewhat disapprove

    47% 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?

   

    26% Strongly approve

    43% Somewhat approve

    19% Somewhat disapprove

    10% Strongly disapprove

      1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Election for United States House of Representatives

 

Kristi Noem (R)

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 3, 2010

51%

42%

3%

5%

July 6, 2010

49%

44%

4%

3%

June 10, 2010

53%

41%

1%

4%

May 27, 2010

43%

46%

3%

8%

March 25, 2010

35%

46%

8%

10%

February 23, 2010

34%

49%

4%

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 House Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Noem

28%

35%

15%

11%

10%

Herseth-Sandlin

27%

30%

26%

14%

2%

 

 

5* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of John Thune?

 

43% Very favorable
24% Somewhat favorable

14% Somewhat unfavorable

17% Very unfavorable

  2% Not sure

 

6* Okay now I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms, please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

Candidate Ideology

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not sure

Noem

35%

35%

14%

2%

1%

13%

Herseth-Sandlin

10%

20%

30%

26%

10%

4%

 

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

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Noem

54%

29%

18%

Herseth-Sandlin

59%

27%

14%

 

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


16% Excellent
31% Good

40% Fair

11% Poor

  2% Not sure

 

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

 

29% Better

40% Worse

30% About the same

  1% Not sure

 

 

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