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Toplines - South Dakota House of Representatives Election - June 10, 2010

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South Dakota Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted June 10, 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?

      

       23% Strongly approve

       17% 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?

      

       19% Strongly approve

       45% Somewhat approve

       22% Somewhat disapprove

       13% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Election for United States House of Representatives

 

 

June 10, 2010

May 27, 2010

Mar 25, 2010

Feb 23, 2010

Kristi Noem (R)

53%

43%

35%

34%

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)

41%

46%

46%

49%

Some other candidate

1%

3%

8%

4%

Not sure

4%

8%

10%

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

34%

34%

17%

7%

9%

Herseth Sandlin

26%

31%

24%

17%

1%

 

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?

 

54% Strongly favor

12% Somewhat favor

  9% Somewhat oppose

22% Strongly oppose

  4% Not sure

 

6* In the long-term, will the recent Gulf Oil Spill have a devastating impact on the environment, a major impact, a modest impact, a minor impact, or will it have little lasting impact on the environment?  

 

       40% Devastating impact on the environment
       36% Major impact

    15% Modest impact
      6% Minor impact
      3% It will have little lasting impact on the environment
      1% Not sure

 

7* Who should pay for the clean-up from the oil leak – the companies who were drilling for oil, the government or both?

 

    80% Companies who were drilling for oil
      1% Government

    18% Both

         1% Not sure

 

 

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

 

       24% Yes
       58% No
       18% Not sure

 

9* Is The Tea Party movement good for the country or bad for the country?

 

        49% Good
        27% Bad

        17% Neither
         7% Not sure

      

10* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

       10% Excellent
       23% Good
       38% Fair
       27% Poor
        2% Not sure

 

11* Is it possible for the United States to win the war in Afghanistan?

       34% Yes
       39% No
       26% Not sure

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