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Herseth the choice of Indians contacted for poll


Only 16 Indian voters were contacted for a new South Dakota poll but almost all of them say they will vote for incumbent Rep. Stephanie Herseth, a Democrat.

Of the 16 Indians contacted by Zogby International, 14 supported Herseth. The other two favored Republican Larry Diedrich.

Overall, Herseth had an 8.5-point lead over Diedrich. She beat him in a special U.S. House election in June that saw Indian voter turnout increase on some reservations. The overwhelming majority of Indians supported Herseth.

Get the Story:
Poll gives Herseth lead in House race (The Rapid City Journal 9/30)

Relevant Links:
Rep. Stephanie Herseth - http://www.house.gov/herseth

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Poll finds Herseth with strong lead over Diedrich (09/28)
Herseth seeks visibility on Indian issues (06/17)
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