CHICAGO - Yet another poll released Monday shows Republican Jim Oberweis within a "lower than expected" ten points of incumbent U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
A Gravis poll for the national conservative publication Human Events released Monday shows Durbin with 48 percent to Oberweis' 38 percent, with 14 percent undecided.
If it's true, Durbin's showing - as one of the highest-ranking Democrats in the U.S. Senate - is "not very impressive," Crain's Chicago Greg Hinz said.
The 567 likely voters from Barack Obama's home state were also asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama’s job performance?” 48% of those polled held a disapproving opinion of the President’s job performance, while 45% ‘Approved’ of his job performance – and 7% of those polled were ‘Unsure’.
When asked “If the election for Governor were held today and the candidates were Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat Pat Quinn, whom would you vote for?” the Republican Candidate Rauner received support from 48% of those polled; while the Democratic Candidate Quinn captured 40% – while 12% remain ‘Unsure’.
When asked “If the election for Treasurer were held today and the candidates were Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Freichs, whom would you vote for?” Tom Cross, the Former State House Minority Leader received 41% support, Freichs captured 36% of those polled.
Finally, in the battle for State of Illinois Comptroller the Gravis Marketing poll indicated that incumbent Republican Judy Baar Topinka leads Democratic Lt. Governor Shelia Simon by a margin of 51%-34% and appears to be favored for re-election.