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Questions - South Dakota Governor - October 4, 2010

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South Dakota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 4, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* If the 2010 Election for Governor of South Dakota were held today would you vote for Republican Dennis Daugaard or Democrat Scott Heidepriem?


57% Daugaard

33% Heidepriem

  4% Some other candidate

  6% Not sure


2* 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.






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


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


5* Have the current policies of the federal government put the U.S. economy on the right course?


6* Some people say the nation’s current economic problems are due to the recession which began under the Bush Administration. Others say the problems are being caused more by the policies President Obama has put in place since taking office. Which point of view comes closest to your own?


7* 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?


8* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?


9* Do the policies and practices of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally?


10* Which is the better approach to dealing with illegal immigration—allowing individual states to act on their own to enforce immigration laws or relying upon the federal government to enforce immigration laws?


11* When it comes to determining how you will vote this November, how important is the issue of immigration?


12* 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?

13* 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?

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