Tuesday, October 12, 2010
With just three weeks left until Election Day, Republican Congressman Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias remain deadlocked in Illinois’ race for the U.S. Senate.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Giannoulias, the current state treasurer, picking up 44% of the vote, while Kirk draws support from 43%. Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones earns just four percent (4%) support. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The race is little changed from last week when Kirk led Giannoulias 45% to 41%. Kirk and Giannoulias have now run within four points or less of each other in nine surveys since early June.
The race is still a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Illinois was conducted on October 11, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Rasmussen Reports will release new numbers from the state's gubernatorial race later this week.
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