CARPENTERSVILLE, IL – With less than four weeks until Election Day, Joe Walsh is in the lead over Tammy Duckworth in the race for Congress in Illinois’ 8th District by 1.5% according to a flash poll taken Tuesday, October 9th. The poll was commissioned by ChampionNews.net.
The poll showed Walsh with 47.4% of the vote to Duckworth’s 45.9%, with only 6.7% undecided. This while Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in the 8th District by 4.6%: 49% to 44.4%. Walsh’s lead stems mainly from his huge advantage amongst independents, where he leads Duckworth by 10% (51% - 41%). Walsh has a 12% lead among male voters and trails by only 3% among female voters.
“Joe Walsh’s steady climb in the polls can be directly attributed to his visibility in the district, being a tireless campaigner and the most accessible member of Congress, and the fact that he is providing specifics on how to get our Country back on track while his opponent is relying on tired talking points and generalities,” explained Jack Roeser, Founder & Publisher of ChampionNews.net. “Duckworth held a large lead when the race began, considering this district was specifically drawn for her by Mike Madigan. But Walsh has continued to climb in the polls, officially taking the lead this week for the first time since the race began. The trend is certainly in his favor.”
The automated poll was conducted by We Ask America on Tuesday, October 9th. 1,171 responses were collected, resulting in a margin of error of 2.9%. The full poll summary report can be viewed here.