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The latest Madville Times poll finds strong support for Referred Law 12, South Dakota's smoking ban. Asked how you will vote on this November ballot measure, you, eader readers responded as follows:
Yes: 116 (63%)
No: 62 (34%)
Undecided: 3 (2%)
Not voting: 2 (1%) Votes: 183
I'm pleased to see we might clear some air at eateries and other public establishments around our fair state. I will be particularly interested to see if this bit of social rule-making can withstand the hot-and-heavy tea-party sloganeering about personal liberty various candidates are trying to ride to victory.