SOUTH DAKOTA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday February 28, 2006

 

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Daily Snapshot

 

1* Nowthinking about the 2006 election for Governor, will you vote for Republican Mike Rounds or for the Democratic candidate?

 

                                47% Rounds

24% Democratic candidate

29% not sure

 

2* Okay… in the race for Congress, will you vote for Democrat Stephanie Herseth or for the Republican candidate?

 

56% Herseth

24% Republican candidate

20% other

 

3* Now, thinking ahead to the 2008 Senate election. Suppose you have a choice between Republican Mike Rounds or Democrat Tim Johnson. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Mike Rounds or for Democrat Tim Johnson?

 

36% Rounds

53% Johnson       

                                  4% some other candidate

  7% not sure

 

4* Do you have a very favorable or an unfavorable impression of:

 

 

Rounds

Herseth

Johnson

Favorable

66%

72%

64%

Unfavorable

22%

16%

21%

Not sure

11%

12%

15%

 

5* Fine… how closely have you followed news stories about a legislative bill banning most abortions in South Dakota?

 

61% very closely

31% somewhat closely

  8% not very closely

  1% not at all

  0% not sure

 

6* Generally speaking, is it too easy for a woman to get an abortion in South Dakota or too hard?

 

44% too easy

25% too hard

19% about right

12% not sure

 

7* Do you personally know anyone who has had an abortion?

 

55% yes

39% no

  7% not sure

 

8* Is abortion morally wrong most of the time?

 

60% yes

27% no

13% not sure

 

9* The bill passed by the legislature would permit abortion only in cases where the life of the mother is at risk. Do you favor or oppose permitting abortion only in cases where the life of the mother is at risk?

 

45% favor

45% oppose

  9% not sure

 

10* Moving to a different topic… When it comes to determining how you will vote in the U.  S. Senate race this year, how important is the situation in Iraq?

 

71% very important

22% somewhat important

  5% not very important

  1% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

11* Okay… how important is the issue of health care?

 

75% very important

20% somewhat important

  4% not very important

  0% not at all important

  0% not sure

 

12* Fine, as a voting issue, how important is the economy?

 

69% very important

27% somewhat important

  3% not very important

  0% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

13* One more… how important is the issue of developing alternative sources of energy?

 

74% very important

23% somewhat important

  2% not very important

  0% not at all important

  1% not sure

 

                14* Okay… in determining how you will vote, which of the following issues is the most important issue is more important… the situation in Iraq, the economy, health care, or developing alternative sources of energy?

 

                                37% the situation in Iraq

                                22% the economy

18% health care

                                1% developing alternate sources of energy

                                11% not sure

 

14* Suppose you had to choose between the situation in Iraq and the economy. Which of those issues is most important?

 

                                55% the situation in Iraq

                                39% the economy

                                  5% not sure

 

15* 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?

 

                                36% strongly approve

                                35% somewhat approve

                                19% somewhat disapprove

                                  8% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

 

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