A new survey released by We Ask America shows Congressman Mark Kirk with an almost 7 point lead over Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, 39% to 32%. Kirk is also taking Independents, 37% to 22% for Alexi, which voting group will be critical in this race. WAA warns that this one will be tight, though. No kidding.
Also of note are the results for the Dold vs. Seals race in IL-10 to replace outgoing Congressman Kirk, with Seals edging out Dold 43% to 40%. However, the fact that Dold is well within striking distance a number of months out from the general election should be quite heartening for Dold, whose main hurdle to overcome is the greater name recognition enjoyed by Seals, given that this is his third run for this spot. If Seals' name recognition is only worth 3 points at the end of August, Dold ought to be able to make up that ground if he works hard and stays on message, as he seems to be doing thus far.
In the 11th District, Adam Kinzinger is crushing incumbent Democrat Debbie Halvorson by 20 points, 51% to 31%. Yikes.