This poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy from October 19 – 21, 2020. A total of 625 registered voters in South Dakota were interviewed statewide by telephone. All stated they are likely to vote in the November general election.

Those interviewed were selected randomly from a telephone-matched South Dakota voter registration list that included both land line and cell phone numbers. Quotas were assigned to reflect voter turnout by county.

The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than ± 4 percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the “true” figure would fall within that range if all voters were surveyed. The margin for error is higher for any subgroup, such as a gender or age grouping.

Results from the poll will be released on Sunday, Oct. 25; Tuesday, Oct. 27; and Wednesday, Oct. 28. This page will be updated as new results are released. Hover over the chart pieces to view exact percentages for each response.

Amendment A

Constitutional Amendment A will appear on the state ballot.  It would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in South Dakota.  The amendment proposes to legalize the possession, transport and distribution of marijuana by people age 21 and older and allow them to possess or distribute one ounce or less.  It would impose a 15% tax on marijuana sales. If the election were held today, would you vote:

Initiated Measure 26

Measure 26 will appear on the state ballot.  It would legalize medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients, including minors.  “Medical use” of marijuana is to treat or alleviate debilitating medical conditions certified by the patient’s practitioners.  Residents must obtain a registration card from the State Department of Health and cardholders may possess up to three ounces of marijuana. If the election were held today, would you vote: 

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