It’s Crunch Time in South Dakota

The good news is that a new South Dakota poll on Initiated Measure 11, the proposed abortion ban, shows the public is opposing the ballot initiative. The bad news is that we’re only ahead by a hair:

On behalf of Daily Kos, Research 2000 conducted a South Dakota Poll about Initiated Measure 11 from October 22 through October 24th. 600 likely voters who vote regularly in state elections were interviewed statewide by telephone.

42% say they’re voting “yes.”

44% say they’re voting “NO!”

Remember that in a state with about 500,000 voters, a poll of 600 people is actually rather representative of the population, and much more so than most political polls. But chances are that this is still within the margin of error, and even if it weren’t, it’s too close for comfort.  Additionally, a previous poll conducted by the Argus Leader showed its 800 respondents spit evenly with 44% on both sides.

So what does that mean? It means that we can win this thing, but it’s going to be close. And so SD Healthy Families — and women all over South Dakota and all over America — need your help now.

If you’re in South Dakota, email sstevens AT ppmns DOT org now to sign up for a volunteer shift.  In a race this close with a voting population of this size, your time really will make such a big difference.  And wherever you are, donate now.  In the past week, Daily Kos has raised over $1,750,000 — a breath-taking amount for this campaign.  Let’s see if we can help them reach their $2,000,000 goal. Remember that time is quickly running out!

cross-posted at Feministe

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