Bobby Schilling Within 2 of Phil Hare in Illinois 17th District
You won’t see it anywhere before here, folks: Public Opinion Strategies has completed another poll in Illinois’s 17th congressional district, matching up incumbent Democrat Phil Hare against Republican Bobby Schilling. This race has been one that I’ve been shouting has enormous upset potential, to a bit of earl mockery.
42% Name ID
78% Name ID
25% Total Re-Elect
46% Total New Person
31% Total Schilling
33% Total Hare
7% Total Davis
“Davis” is Roger K. Davis, the Green-party candidate. Some Schilling folks suspect his relatively high number in the poll indicates there are a significant number of liberals and left-of-center voters who can’t bring themselves to vote for Hare.
When only 25 percent say they definitely want to reelect you . . . well, this Hare might be cooked.