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Exclusive Reboot Illinois Poll: First Look at Durbin vs. Oberweis

Reboot Illinois has the exclusive first public poll on the state of the U.S. Senate race based on the results of a poll conducted with We Ask America.

After unsuccessful tries to win the Republican Illinois U.S. Senate nomination in 2002 and 2004, State Sen. Jim Oberweis succeeded in March and faces Sen. Dick Durbin in November.

Durbin, of Springfield, is seeking his fourth term in the Senate, where he has served as majority whip since 2007.

Durbin has won convincing victories in all three of his previous Senate races, and is regarded as a heavy favorite over Oberweis, who has strong name recognition statewide both because of the dairy business that bears his name and because of his many unsuccessful political efforts over the years.

The first public poll of the Senate race, commissioned by Reboot Illinois and conducted by We Ask America on June 12, appears to affirm Durbin’s strong position in the 2014 contest.

It's still early in the race but this poll provides a glimpse into which candidate is looking good so far and which candidate has some work to do to catch up.

The poll breaks down responses by party affiliation, gender and location in the state.

Check out the results of the poll here.

And if you missed the results of our poll of the race between Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner for governor, you can check those out here.

This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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Plainfield First June 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM
George, your post lacks any substance of debate. But then again, your brain probably lacks any substance either. Blind, dumb, and opinionated are a dangerous combination. But then again, your a Democrat.
Max Smart June 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Don't ever forget that Turbin durbin said this:"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have happened by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime – Pol Pot or others – that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners."
Max Smart June 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Check the handiwork of quinnochio and madigoon. They will do ANYTHING to maintain power! http://www.chron.com/news/article/Illinois-voters-could-register-on-Election-Day-5544967.php
JAY JAY June 18, 2014 at 08:59 AM
JAY JAY June 18, 2014 at 03:23 PM
6 TERRORIST THEIR GOAL.. TO DESTROY AMERICA http://gopthedailydose.com/wp-


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