Democrat Brad Schneider Heads Toward General Election with Lead Over Republican Dold
New Poll Shows Environment Favorable to Democrats in 2016
NORTHBROOK, IL – Brad Schneider is well positioned to unseat Republican Congressman Bob Dold in this November’s general election as he maintains a lead over Dold.
A new live poll of 400 voters shows Schneider with a 47%-43% lead. The poll also shows Schneider with a significant advantage among women, 51%-38% and stagnant numbers for Dold whose favorable ratings are just 35%-29%. See the full polling memo here.
“These numbers are more clear evidence that voters are looking for a change in who is representing them in Washington,” said Schneider Campaign Manager Magen Ryan. “People are tired of Washington politicians consistently putting special interests before their values and priorities of their constituents, as Republican Bob Dold does time and time again. That is why more and more people continue to support Brad, because they know they can count on him 100% of the time to build an economy that works for everyone, to protect a woman’s right to choose, to defend our environment, and to stand up to Republican attempts to destroy Social Security and Medicare.”
Jill Normington of Normington, Petts & Associates, which conducted the survey, said that the analysis illustrates Schneider is strongly positioned to win the general election.
“In addition to Brad being ahead, the political environment is also favorable for him,” said Normington. “Donald Trump is not only trailing Hillary Clinton in the district, 35%-53%, he is also extremely unpopular with a 25%-66% favorable rating.”
The survey was conducted from 400 likely general election voters in Illinois’s 10th Congressional District from June 6 to 9. Respondents were reached on both landlines and mobiles phones and the sampling error for this survey is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.