|Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)||33||79%|
|Kristi Noem (R)||8||19%|
|B. Thomas Marking (I)||1||2%|
|Scott Heidepriem (D)||28||67%|
|Dennis Daugaard (R)||14||33%|
|District 8 Senate|
|Clark Schmidtke, Jr. (I)||19||48%|
|Russell Olson (R)||21||53%|
|District 8 House|
|Mitch Fargen (D)||32||74%|
|Gerald Lange (D)||27||63%|
|Patricia Stricherz (R)||3||7%|
|Jason Bjorklund (I)||10||23%|
Jason! You've got momentum! Fire up that campaign machine!
Interesting to note that if there is frustration among Dems with Herseth Sandlin's Blue-Doggery, it doesn't show up in this straw poll. I heard some dissatisfaction expressed by our Dem-leaning crowd, but not enough, apparently, to hand our lone seat in Congress over to the next Michele Bachmann.
The participants in the poll identified their political affiliation thus:
Margin of error is larger than Russell Olson's campaign war chest. Scientific rigor be jiggered, I'm working up some cross-tabs to look for interesting phenomena (cross-party voting, SHS-Bjorklund voters, etc.) Stay tuned! In the meantime, your speculations, ruminations, and hearty chortles are welcome.