OSWEGO - Tuesday, a polling company asked likely voters in Illinois' 16th Congressional district their views on Syria, the debt ceiling, and their thoughts on former Congressman Joe Walsh and Rockford Tea Party leader David Hale.
Although Zach Hunter, spokesman for Congressman Adam Kinzinger's (IL-16) campaign, said they had no comment on the "reported" poll, numerous reports confirmed the survey being taken.
While most Republicans opposed any action in Syria, Kinzinger was an outspoken supporter on national news programs of President Obama's plan to strategically attack Syrian forces that used poisonous gas on Syrian civilians in Damascus suburbs. Since any American action on Syria has been delayed indefinitely, Kinzinger's poll indicates he may be concerned about his constituents response.
The poll also asked the voters' views on possible Kinzinger challengers in the March 2014 GOP primary - namely announced candidate Rockford Tea Party leader David Hale and former Congressman Joe Walsh, who has hinted he's considering a primary bid in the 16th CD.
Questions included what the voter thought of the Tea Party, whether the voter watches Fox News and how often he or she goes to church - all considered sources that could affect the voter's views on the poll topics.