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Toplines - South Dakota House of Representatives Election - May 27, 2010

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South Dakota General Election

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

May 27, 2010

 

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?

      

       27% Strongly approve

       16% Somewhat approve

         9% Somewhat disapprove

       47% Strongly disapprove

         0% 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

       42% Somewhat approve

       20% Somewhat disapprove

       15% Strongly disapprove

         3% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Election for United States House of Representatives

 

                                                           
 

 

 
 

May 27, 2010

 
 

Mar 25, 2010

 
 

Feb 23, 2010

 
 

Chris   Nelson (R)

 
 

43%

 
 

42%

 
 

38%

 
 

Stephanie   Herseth Sandlin (D)

 
 

47%

 
 

44%

 
 

45%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

4%

 
 

6%

 
 

6%

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

6%

 
 

9%

 
 

11%

 

 

                                                           
 

 

 
 

May 27, 2010

 
 

Mar 25, 2010

 
 

Feb 23, 2010

 
 

Kristi   Noem (R)

 
 

43%

 
 

35%

 
 

34%

 
 

Stephanie   Herseth Sandlin (D)

 
 

46%

 
 

46%

 
 

49%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

3%

 
 

8%

 
 

4%

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

8%

 
 

10%

 
 

13%

 

 

                                                           
 

 

 
 

May 27, 2010

 
 

Mar 25, 2010

 
 

Feb 23, 2010

 
 

Blake   Curd (R)

 
 

41%

 
 

33%

 
 

33%

 
 

Stephanie   Herseth Sandlin (D)

 
 

48%

 
 

45%

 
 

51%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

4%

 
 

8%

 
 

5%

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

8%

 
 

14%

 
 

12%

 

 

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

 
 

Nelson

 
 

11%

 
 

43%

 
 

18%

 
 

10%

 
 

18%

 
 

Herseth Sandlin

 
 

23%

 
 

36%

 
 

25%

 
 

14%

 
 

2%

 
 

Noem

 
 

19%

 
 

30%

 
 

17%

 
 

15%

 
 

19%

 
 

Curd

 
 

11%

 
 

31%

 
 

19%

 
 

18%

 
 

22%

 

 

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?

 

51% Strongly favor

  8% Somewhat favor

  9% Somewhat oppose

29% Strongly oppose

  3% Not sure

 

6* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Elena Kagan?

 

  9% Very favorable

18% Somewhat favorable

20% Somewhat unfavorable

21% Very unfavorable

32% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Senate has the constitutional authority to confirm all Supreme Court nominees. Based upon what you know at this time, should the U.S. Senate confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice?

 

35% Yes

42% No

23% Not sure

 

8* How confident are you that Congress knows what it's doing when it comes to addressing the country’s current economic problems?

  4% Very confident
18% Somewhat confident
32% Not very confident
44% Not at all confident
  2% Not sure

9* How confident are you that your representatives in Congress are actually representing your best interests?

  8% Very confident
31% Somewhat confident
33% Not very confident
25% Not at all confident
  2% Not sure

10* Would a group of people selected at random from the phone book do a better job addressing
the nation’s problems than the current Congress?

44% Yes
40% No
16% Not sure

11* Is the United States of America the last best hope of mankind?

 

46% Yes
23% No
31% Not sure

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