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IL: 45% Kirk, 45% Giannoulias (Rasmussen 8/23)

Topics: Illinois , poll

Rasmussen
8/23/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Illinois

2010 Senate
45% Kirk (R), 45% Giannoulias (D) (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Mark Kirk: 48 / 40
Alexi Giannoulias: 41 / 47

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 53 / 47
Gov. Quinn: 39 / 60

 

Comments
Mogando669:

best example of structural walled gardens.

A governor with negative 21 net favorables (NF), a candidate that's -6 NF attempting to replace a bland and unimpressive senator (burris) selected in one of most controversial appointments by a convicted ex-Gov (yup folks, he's proven guilty by jury, even though only in 1 count), and still can poll even with a challenger that's positive 8 NF.

That's how you can prove that Chicago politics is all about corruption.

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Watchdog:

Who are the 45% who approve of Giannoulias? He is a corrupt, criminal politician who should be in jail. Of course this is a state that gave us governors Blago and Ryan. Then of course they gave us the worst of the worst in Obama. A man who is brought this country as close to fascism than any other since the 1930's. A man who is indebting out children for decades for political points. WAKE UP AMERICA!

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Paleo:

ZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

Oh. G ahead by 2 w/o leaners. Will be close, but give edge to G.

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Bob in SJ:

Good lord. I thought this may be the result based upon the numbers in the Guv's race, but this is excellent.

Kirk is flawed - lying about your military record and flip flopping really can hurt your numbers.

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sjt22:

A man who is brought this country as close to fascism than any other since the 1930's

Um... what? I thought he was a commie. No wait, a socialist. No wait, a secret muslim. No, a kenyan. An African liberationist. A black panther. A space lizard.

Its really tough keeping up with all these things he's supposed to be. Now he's a fascist?

A man who is indebting out children for decades for political points

Can you really blame him? I mean, it worked so well for Reagan and W. Why wouldn't he try to do the same thing?

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Bob in SJ:

@ sjt22

Love it! They can't keep their labels straight.

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Field Marshal:

I love the rants from both sides on this site. You have melvin and farleftandproud making numerous nonsensical, idiotic, and fanatical posts daily. Now we have some on the right too! The country is a kaleidoscope of thought, or lack thereof.

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CompCon:

Dumb and dumber running for dumbest's senate seat. It don't get no better than that.

It appears that Illinois isn't quite so predictible anymore. Who'd have thought a year ago that the democrat wouldn't be 20 points ahead of the republican by now?

You can't count Giannoulias out unless he stays consistently 10 points behind Kirk because all those dead people who vote for democrats in Chicago don't show up in the polls.

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Moravej:

Polls like these show that Rasmussen simply isn't doing their job. Their job is to predict elections. It has been shown that the Greens running in the state have made huge ground and do affect the results. Same with the Libertarians in North Carolina and Florida. Is Rasmussen purposely omitting them to discourage political dialogue?

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Aaron_in_TX:

" this country as close to fascism than any other since the 1930's"

Ridiculous hyperbole.

He can't be a fascist if he "hates America." One of the central tenets of fascism was unrelenting, uncompromising patriotism and belief in your country's exceptionalism.

You can't say Obama hates America and is a fascist, but I'm sure people will twist logic to make him an unpatriotic fascist.

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CHRIS MERKEY:

Go Aaron!!! I haven't seen you or TJ on here for a while.

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dpearl:

Nate Silver's probabilistic projections for each senate race came out today and I notice that this poll for the illinois seat is in perfect alignment with his prognostication.

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Xenobion:

Obama is the boogeyman and Rumpelstiltskin wrapped in a warm piece of terrorist flatbread. Deliciously scary! You can't resist the taste of hope, change, and seasoned carnitas.

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Cederico:

This is one race the DSCC should fight for with as much resources as necessary. Not only is the state's favorite son Obama but it is a solid Democrat state.

Alexi is going to need a strong Chicago area turnout and the DEMS should pull out all the stops.

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