Rasmussen Reports: Noem regains lead

New today from Rasmussen Reports:

Republican Kristi Noem has edged back into the lead over incumbent Democrat Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin in South Dakota’s U.S. House race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in South Dakota finds Noem with 47% support, while Herseth-Sandlin earns 44% of the vote. Six percent (6%) like another candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

It remains a very close race. Noem fell slightly behind Herseth-Sandlin last month 47% to 45% for the first time since winning the Republican Primary in early June.

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With as many conflicting polls as are now out about this race, I’m not sure I believe any of them (and I see Rasmussen Reports still hasn’t figured out that there’s no hyphen in “Herseth Sandlin”). What do you think?

4 thoughts on “Rasmussen Reports: Noem regains lead

  1. Aside fronm the fact that Rasmussen Reports is a Republican polling company….
    the 3 percent lead for Noem is less than the 4.5 percent margin of error in the survey…. That is what I think.

    Instead of asking us what we think about a POLL, ask us what we think about the issues. Especally, this:

    Herseth Sandlin – votes against health care reform and campaigns on this issue (although she throws a bone to progressive supporters by agreeing not to vote to repeal the legislation.).

    Noem – campaigns to repeal the legislation.

    SD AG Jackley pursues a constitutional challenge, which is going nowhere.

    And meanwhile the headline reads: (Davison) County’s welfare budget pinched. You may ask why.

  2. continued…

    Quoting from the article in TDR:

    Topping the list of cash demands for poor relief is indigent heath care…The commissioners have budgeted $309,350 for poor relief in 2011, McClure said. The need is understandable, he said.

    “When you make $7.50 an hour and you pay $2.50 an hour for child care, that doesn’t leave much to live on,” McClure said. “Ninety percent of these folks can’t afford health insurance. AND THATt’S WHAT CAUSES EVERYTHING TO INCREASE.” (emphasis added)

    Also see the perspective of a SD pediatrician:

    As a doctor, Sutliff has seen the effects of not having health insurance.
    “Frequently, it’s the working poor. The ones who are doing their best, and they are left out of the health care system,” he said. When that happens, they put off getting medical care until emergency situations. Then, they seek emergency care, he said.

    “This has bad repercussions … and I think there isn’t any doubt it costs more in the long run.”Sutliff said ensuring all Americans get adequate health care is just good sense.

    “You can’t afford to let 20 percent of your population not get healthcare and become unproductive members of society and become a drag on society,” he said.


    I want to see a response to this from both Herseth Sandlin and Noem. Like her or not, her role in passing health care reform to deal with THIS very issue, is something Nancy Pelosi has done for Davison county

  3. The Rasmussen poll is a Republican poll used to “rally the troops.” Never believe a Rasmussen poll.

  4. You CAN believe the Rasmussen poll. It has proven to be right 95 per cent of the time

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