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Poll Indicates Noem Would Lose In Rematch With Herseth Sandlin



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A newly released poll indicates a majority of South Dakota voters would choose Stephanie Herseth Sandlin over Rep. Kristi Noem if the election were held this month.

Tuesday Nielsen Brothers Polling released results of a survey conducted over Labor Day Weekend. Officials say 470 voters took part in the survey conducted between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2. When asked who would win a hypothetical re-match between Herseth Sandlin and Noem, Herseth Sandlin scored support from 58 percent of those surveyed while Noem received 37 percent. Officials say 5 percent were undecided. The margin of error on the question is 4.52 percent.

Noem narrowly defeated Herseth Sandlin 48 percent to 46 percent to win South Dakota's seat in the House of Representatives in 2010.

Voters were also asked to choose between Noem and a generic Democratic candidate in the race for Congress. Noem wins that contest with 59 percent of the vote. The generic Democratic candidate received support from 25 percent of those surveyed.
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