Noem's approval rating dips; Trump at 50 percent against Biden
Pollster says 42 percent of South Dakotans think Biden 'stole' 2020 election
Correction: An earlier version of this story had the wrong approval number that independents have for Gov. Noem.
Forty-three percent of South Dakota residents approve of Gov. Kristi Noem’s job performance while 37 percent disapprove, according to the results of an Emerson College poll released Sunday.
The gulf between her approval and disapproval is wider among women, which has been typical of polling done on Noem since she first ran for Congress in 2010.
“There is a significant gender divide on Noem’s approval: her approval among male residents is 17 points higher than among women, with a 52 percent approval rating among male voters compared to 35 percent among women. Noem’s disapproval is consequently 10 points higher among women than men, 41 percent to 31 percent,” said Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling.
Among Republicans, 73 percent approve of her performance, while her disapproval among independents is 48 percent. Among voters under 30, just 30 percent approved, while those 50-69 had a 53 percent approval.
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