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Toplines - South Dakota House of Representatives - September 8, 2010

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South Dakota Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted September 8, 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

    16% Somewhat approve

    15% 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?

   

    27% Strongly approve

    39% Somewhat approve

    24% Somewhat disapprove

      8% Strongly disapprove

      3% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Election for United States House of Representatives

 

Kristi Noem (R)

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 8, 2010

45%

47%

4%

3%

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

30%

23%

23%

18%

7%

Herseth-Sandlin

26%

34%

23%

16%

2%

 

5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

 

    11% National Security Issues

    36% Economic Issues

    19% Domestic Issues

    11% Cultural Issues

    16% Fiscal Issues

       7% Not sure

6* Do most members of Congress care what their constituents think?

   19% Yes
70% No
12% Not sure

7* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

     39% Very angry
     32% Somewhat angry
     20% Not very angry
       6% Not at all angry
       3% Not sure

8* 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?


     47% Strongly favor
     16% Somewhat favor
     11% Somewhat oppose
     23% Strongly oppose
       3% Not sure

 

9* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

     43% Good
     23% Bad

     24% No impact

     10% Not sure

 

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

     1% Excellent
    10% Good
    45% Fair
    43% Poor
      1% Not sure


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

 

27% Better
49% Worse
19% Staying the same
  4% Not sure

12* Is the U.S. currently in a recession?

   65% Yes
18% No
17% Not sure

13* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

     66% Yes
     29% No
       6% Not sure


14* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

     24% Better
     30% Worse
     42% About the same
       4% Not sure

 

 

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