8th & 14th District Watch – Walsh: Poll Shows Good Results Against Bean; Hultgren Competitive with Foster
A press release from 8th Congressional District Republican candidate Joe Walsh alerts me to polling results for both the 8th and 14th Districts. Melissa Bean is the incumbent Democrat Walsh is challenging.
Democratic Party candidate Bill Foster is the candidate from south of the McHenry County line being challenged by State Senator Randy Hultgren.
Here’s the Walsh press release that led me to We Ask America’s web site:
(Lake Zurich, Ill)–A poll conducted by We Ask America two weeks after the primary shows Joe Walsh leading incumbent Melissa Bean 38.33% to 37.61%.
The sample size of 827 people was based to match the demographics of the district with a margin of error around ±3.40%.Green Party candidate Bill Sheurer received 3.97% while 20.19% were unsure. We Ask America is a non-partisan polling company that surveys more than 4 million people each year.
The results for the 14th District show Republican Randy Hultgren leading Democrat Bill Foster 37.82% to 36.47%. Green Party candidate Daniel Karis 4.53%.
The poll was taken about two weeks after the early February primary election.
The polling firm explained its technique like this:
“As with all of our polls, the participants were selected to match the demographics of the district we called, and were selected from our propriety database of likely voters. The margin of error for each is around ±3.40%.”