User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


64° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

2012 Sign-tific Poll

November 2, 2012, 5:55 PM by Perry Groten

2012 Sign-tific Poll
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Debates are one way to help voters decide on a candidate, yard signs are another.

We've been tallying the show of support in a Sioux Falls neighborhood that's been a good predictor of past elections.
 
We're back in the very same Sioux Falls neighborhood near McKennan Park where we've visited every couple of years since 2004 to count campaign signs to get a gauge on what may happen on Election Day. Let's take a stroll to start our poll.

At first, we spotted a couple signs supporting Matt Varilek.

It's not a yard sign, but we found a bushy-tailed campaign worker on a Jack-o-Lantern lunch break while on the tally.

Political divisions in the neighborhood are separated by a thin driveway as we have a Kristi Noem sign and a Matt Varilek sign next door.

And if you can't find a sign in the yard, look to the garden for a "gnome."

It's not a Varilek, but we did find a "mat."  We'll count it anyway.

Here's our final tally:  Republican incumbent Kristi Noem has 20 yard signs; her Democratic challenger Matt Varilek has 17. We also spotted one hungry squirrel, a garden gnome and a rubber mat.

We also found two Mitt Romney for President signs compared to just one for Barack Obama.

Our sign-tific poll had the correct results of the U.S. House race in 2010, as well as for the governor's race.  It also correctly predicted the high-profile 2004 senate race won by John Thune when many polls had Tom Daschle in the lead.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Jackley: State Had Planned To Charge Benda

7/29/2014 10:42 AM

South Dakota investigators were closing in on former South Dakota Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda when he committed suicide l...

Full Story
AG: Benda Suicide Came Days Prior To Possible Indictment

7/29/2014 5:54 PM

South Dakota authorities were about to charge former Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda with embezzlement and grand theft when h...

Full Story | Watch
First Step For Minimum Wage As New Laws Kick In

7/31/2014 12:52 PM

August 1 brings a gaggle of new laws for Minnesota, ranging from the little-discussed (such as establishing Cesar Chavez Day in Minnesota every March ...

Full Story
Myers Plans Lawsuit To Get Running Mate Change On Ballot

7/29/2014 5:53 PM

An independent candidate for governor says he plans to sue the South Dakota Secretary of State.

Full Story
Silver City Cemetery Ceremony Celebrates Signing

7/27/2014 12:02 PM

Supporters of a bill that transfers ownership of nine historic cemeteries in the Black Hills from the federal government to local communities celebrat...

Full Story


Events