The Illinois race for U.S. Senate between Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias is still neck-and-neck.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Kirk picking up 45% of the vote, while Giannoulias earns 41% support. Four percent (4%) back Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones. Another five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
The race is little changed from two weeks ago, when Kirk posted a 44% to 41% lead over Giannoulias and Jones has four percent (4%) support.
The race is still a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.
Kirk and Giannoulias have now run within four points or less of each other in eight surveys since early June.
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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Illinois was conducted on October 4, 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.
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