New Poll Shows Krishnamoorthi in Double-digit Lead Over Noland
New Poll of Illinois’ 8th District Democrats shows Krishnamoorthi surging to 41-27 lead over Noland
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., (February 16, 2016) – In the race to replace Tammy Duckworth in Congress, Raja Krishnamoorthi has opened up a double-digit lead.
A live poll of 400 likely Democratic voters taken February 9-11 by GBA Strategies asked 8th District voters in the northwest Chicago suburbs which candidate they would vote for if the election were held today.
Krishnamoorthi had the support of 41 percent of voters with State Sen. Mike Noland at 27 percent and Villa Park President Deb Bullwinkel with 5 percent. Undecided voters accounted for 26 percent of the poll. The margin of error was +/- 4.9 percentage points.
“The primary election is a month away and we have a long way to go,” Raja said. “But I’m encouraged that voters are responding to our message of protecting Social Security and Medicare, fighting for sane gun laws and standing up for policies to help struggling working families.”
“In the weeks that remain until March 15, we will redouble our efforts to reach every voter in the 8th District with our progressive vision for the future of our district and the country,” Raja said.
The poll results follow news earlier this week that the Daily Herald, the largest suburban newspaper in Illinois, endorsed Raja for Congress.
In its endorsement, the Daily Herald said that “Krishnamoorthi brings to this race experience that is broad and deep, both in public service and in the business world.”
“In person, he is a passionate and knowledgeable proponent of issues ranging from the Affordable Care Act to immigration and foreign policy,” the Daily Herald wrote. “Yet he approaches all political issues pragmatically and with an openness that can make him both cooperative and persuasive in conducting the business of a congressman.”