Durbin is one of America's most liberal Democrats. He's leading one of the most unpopular and ineffective Senate's since public opinion on Congress has been tracked.
Why is it that the people of Illinois are okay with Durbin and why do you think the Sauerberg candidacy is pollling so poorly 90 days out? From today's CQ Politics, we read:
Illinois: Two-term Democrat Richard Durbin leads Republican Steven Sauerberg, a physician, 61 percent to 27 percent with 11 percent undecided in a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted July 8. Durbin is viewed favorably by 63 percent of voters while Sauerberg's problem is that 36 percent described themselves as "not sure," meaning they don't know much about him. CQ Politics rates this race "Safe Democrat."