Oct 08, 2012
New Poll Shows Cheri Bustos with Critical Momentum
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new Anzalone Liszt poll showing Cheri Bustos gaining critical momentum over Congressman Bobby Schilling. After overcoming a 9 point deficit in August, Bustos now holds the lead over Congressman Schilling 45 percent to 44 percent and is winning independents 39 percent to Schilling’s 37 percent. This poll also shows that attacks on Congressman Schilling’s record of voting to end the Medicare guarantee just to give tax breaks for outsourcers are working, and Congressman Schilling’s popularity is tanking. President Obama is set to win big in Illinois 17th Congressional District as he did in 2008.
“Congressman Bobby Schilling’s record of voting to end the Medicare guarantee just to give more tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas is what’s hurting him the most with voters,” said Haley Morris of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “The more Illinois middle class families learn about Congressman Schilling’s failed priorities in Washington, the less they trust him for another term. Momentum is with Cheri Bustos because as a working mom she understands what folks are going through and won’t balance the budget on the middle class and seniors.”