Oct 16, 2012
New DCCC Poll: Brad Schneider Gains Edge over Congressman Bob Dold
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new automated poll today showing Brad Schneider edging out Congressman Bob Dold 44 percent to 43 percent. While polling has consistently put this race in a dead heat, Congressman Dold finds himself in dangerous territory for an incumbent especially in a district President Obama will win overwhelmingly. Congressman Dold’s favorability is underwater with 46 percent of voters disliking him. In contrast, the majority of voters who know Brad Schneider also like him. This district became more Democratic after redistricting and the DCCC poll showed President Obama leading Romney by 12 points.
“Illinois families are rejecting Congressman Dold because his record voting to restrict women’s emergency health care and slash funding for the Great Lakes aligns him with the Tea Party Republicans in Congress,” said Haley Morris of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Congressman Robert Dold caved to the Tea Party when they pushed to slash Pell Grants and ended the Medicare guarantee just to give tax breaks to billionaires. Illinois voters are rallying around Brad Schneider’s commitment to the middle class and can’t trust Congressman Dold to stand up to the extreme-wing of his own Party.”