Mr. Durbin with a rather narrow 48 percent to 38 percent lead over Mr. Oberweis, with 14 percent undecided. If true, it's not a very impressive lead.Tricky Dick Durbin and "lobbyist" wife Loretta Durbin might have a close call coming in November.
Mr.Durbin's campaign had no immediate response to the poll. But he has been furiously campaigning of late, a sign that he's a smart politician, or that he's a tad concerned, or perhaps a bit of both.
For those Democrats who think Winter Springs, Fla.-based Gravis might have stacked the deck, the poll found President Barack Obama with an only slightly negative job performance rating, 48 percent negative to 45 percent positive, which is far better than his national figure and a sign that the president from Chicago retains considerable home-state loyalty.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Crain's Chicago Business reports on a Gravis poll:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 3:13 PM