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Toplines - South Dakota House of Representatives Election - July 6 2010

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South Dakota Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted July 6, 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

   20% Somewhat approve

   13% 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?

  

   20% Strongly approve

   44% Somewhat approve

   18% Somewhat disapprove

   16% Strongly disapprove

     2% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Election for United States House of Representatives

 

 

Kristi Noem (R)

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

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

32%

28%

17%

13%

11%

Herseth-Sandlin

28%

28%

24%

17%

3%

 

5* 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?

 

49% Strongly favor

13% Somewhat favor

10% Somewhat oppose

24% Strongly oppose

  4% Not sure

 

6* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

68% Favor

19% Oppose
12% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

26% Agree
61% Disagree
13% Not sure

 

8* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

 

60% Agree
27% Disagree
13% Not sure


9* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?

 

30% Helped
37% Hurt
26% No impact
  6% Not sure

 

10* Did the new government spending in the stimulus package create new jobs?

 

26% Yes
54% No
20% Not sure

 

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

   60% Cutting taxes
   14% Increasing government spending

   26% Not sure

 

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


     2% Excellent

   10% Good

   48% Fair

   39% Poor

     0% Not sure

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

 

   24% Better

   47% Worse

   24% Staying the same

     5% Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?


   61% Yes

   16% No

   22% Not sure

 

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