August 20, 2012
Obama Underwater in Cook County?
According to the Daily Caller a recent poll of 629 registered voters has Obama under 50% in Cook County, Illinois. A poll conducted by Illinois-based pollster and political strategist Michael McKeon found Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 37 percent in Cook County, the home of Chicago. That puts him ahead by a far thinner margin than expected in a county he should be winning handsomely. In the 2010 statewide elections Republicans won almost every other county in Illinois. Only the vote from Chicago itself kept the statehouse in Democrat hands. Quinn had a largely undeserved reputation as a reformers, which helped him prevail. Republican Mark Kirk beat Obama's minion Alexi Giannoulias for the US Senate Seat in part because many voters couldn't stomach Giannoulias's reputation for corruption. If the McKeon poll is accurate Illinois could become a close race because Obama's lead in the city of Chicago is less than...(Read Full Post)