One day after the Illinois Primaries, Republican Mark Kirk leads Democrat Alexi Giannoulias 46% – 40% for Barack Obama’s former Senate seat. Like in so many races across the country, Independents are playing a key role in this Rasmussen poll. Among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties, the Republican holds a sizable 59% to 22% lead.
Republican Mark Kirk holds a modest 46% to 40% lead over Democrat Alexi Giannoulias in the race for the Illinois Senate following Tuesday’s party primaries.
The first post-primary Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 telephone survey of the Kirk-Giannoulias race finds just four percent (4%) of likely voters in the state prefer some other candidate, while another 10% are undecided.
Could Democrats lose President Obama’s former Senate seat in the 2010 midterm elections? As is the case in so many political races across America, Democrats find themselves behind in the polls.