Skip to comments.Shock poll: Obama could lose Illinois, Romney leads in Chicago suburbs
Posted on 08/20/2012 7:46:31 PM PDT by Beave Meister
President Barack Obama could lose his home state of Illinois in November, a new poll shows.
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.
Cook is the most Democratic leaning county in the state. It is also the most populous.
Those numbers do not bode well for the president.
He has to come out of Cook County with a big lead or hes gonna have problems downstate, explained McKeon, who said that based on the numbers he had seen, Obama polled only in the forties in downstate Illinois.
Its not like his policies are very popular downstate, McKeon said. Hes viewed as more part of Chicago than he is part of Illinois.
According to the poll, which surveyed 629 registered voters last week, Obamas problems are not in Chicago proper, but in suburban Cook County.
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Does the poll include dead people?
Easy solution that only Dumcraps can come up with. Head to the cemetery and sign more names. I’m sure even Al capone will vote.
That conman, punk golf and vacationer waste of good air and food should loose every state!
I want a dominant rejection of his leftist and corrupt policies!
Talking about polls, PPP still has Akin over McCaskill 44 to 43 unchagned from their last poll.
I can’t see that happening. Not in Chicago. There’s no way that the powers that be will let that happen.
I never seen so much intensity for voting against Obama than anyone one in my life and I know God is in Charge but I need this election or I don’t know what I will do
I agree. I’d like to see Barry get trounced worse than the ass-kicking Carter got from Reagan in 1980.
Look how Illinois voted in 2010. The state is nearly all red, except we can’t out vote Cook County.
Oh please. Ain’t gonna happen. Let’s get seious here.
I think the economy is the thing that will doom the Food Stamp President. The Bureau of Lies and Statistics (BLS) reports diverge from reality more and more with each report. I think people can see that the “Summer of Recovery” is little more than hype. Aggravating the lack of recovery is the constant string of failures such as one green energy company failure after another, rising inflation including food and gas, stagnant wages and growth, etc. The progressives are frantically trying to hold it together enough to get through November using every lie and trick in the book.
You will not hear ANYONE saying "I didn't vote for Obama in 2008, but I will in 2012."
It's actually quite the opposite: Those who voted for Obama in 2008 have gone to the Anyone But Obama! camp.
Don't be surprised if Illinois is declared "in play" in the next few weeks. The only way Obama wins Illinois is if he gets better than 65% of the vote coming out of Chicago/Cook County. Otherwise, he loses the state.
“Those numbers do not bode well for the president.”
What is best in life?
Akin’s stupid comments, and the accompanying demagoguery have not yet had time to fully sink in.
There will be a 200% turnout in Chicago, and of that 199% will go Dem. It is a very magical place, that Chicago.
They are waiting for the deadline to pass tomorrow, then they will show the decline.
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