Crain’s Chicago Business political reporter Greg Hinz is consistentwith the report I had that the race between Democrat Tammy Duckworth and Republican incumbent Joe Walsh is close.
Hinz cites two polls.
The first by the Tarrance Group, a firm that traditionally works for Republican candidates, has a current reading of 47% for Duckworth, 45% for Walsh. Probably a statistic tie when one considers the margin of error.
“…a We Ask America survey — the group is closely affiliated with the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association —…showed a five-point Walsh margin, I’m told,” Hinz added.
It should be noted that We Ask America was the only poll on the 2010 8th District race against Melissa Bean that gave Walsh a chance.
Pretty much no one paid any attention to the 2010 poll.
Take those not confirmed poll results and combine it with the over $800,000 television buy by a Super PAC called Now or Never reported by Kerry Lester in a Daily Herald article yesterday and you know Duckworth is not going to walk away with this election.
You don’t spend that kind of money on a candidate who has no chance.