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Illinois U.S. Senate poll: Dick Durbin maintains lead in bid for fourth term

Jul 31, 2014

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A new Reboot Illinois poll shows U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin maintaining the 15-point lead he registered in a previous survey over his Republican challenger, state Sen. Jim Oberweis.

The poll, conducted July 30 by We Ask America among 1,049 respondents, yielded results almost identical to those of a June 12 Reboot Illinois/We Ask America survey of 1,116 likely voters in the November election.

Durbin, first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 as successor to Paul Simon with a 15-point win over Al Salvi, enjoyed sizable margins of victory in his 2002 and 2008 reelection campaigns (he…

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