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Walsh Gaining Ground on Duckworth's Territorial Advantage
The Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Carol Marin

Posted on 10/10/2012 9:00:13 AM PDT by PBRCat

The danger for Tammy Duckworth in the November election is that Congressman Joe Walsh is a better, more nimble, more natural retail politician than she is.

Thanks to a new redistricting map, there are 6 percent more Democratic voters in the newly revised 8th District. Almost two-thirds of voters here went for Obama in 2008. So Duckworth arrived with a substantial advantage. A Public Policy Poll last month put her 14 points ahead of Walsh.

But there is a growing sense that the race is tightening. Sean Trende, an election analyst for RealClearPolitics.com, said Tuesday that the website, which aggregates polling data, is considering downgrading its rating of the Duckworth-Walsh contest from “likely Democratic” to “leans Democratic.”

“It’s not a double-digit race anymore, it’s a single-digit race,” said Trende, “even before the Romney surge.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: congress; duckworth; illinois; walsh
Is it time for Rahm Emanuel's hand picked candidate to call the moving vans again and search for another Illinois Congressional district to campaign in?
1 posted on 10/10/2012 9:00:18 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat
"Thanks to a new redistricting map,...."

Awesome news, thanks for posting. The "new map" places me in Joe's district, where I used to be 10th.

IIRC Joe won by < 300 votes in 2010.

2 posted on 10/10/2012 10:13:53 AM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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