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October 14, 2010

What do you call a multiterm Democratic incumbent

polling at 48% in a district they win by over 70%?



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Jan Schakowsky

New poll by Magellan Strageties of 945 likely voters in IL-9 (D+20 district) shows her with an 18-point lead over Joel Pollak (30%).

Impressive numbers for Jan, until you look at the undecideds (a full 22%),
her previous election history (winning 75%, 75%, 76%, 70%, 76% and 75% respectively), and this one damning poll statistic:
"Only 44% of voters say that Schakowsky deserves to be re-elected, while 42% say that it is time to give a new person a chance. Among those who feel most strongly, only 37% say that Schakowsky deserves to be re-elected, while 38% say it is time to give a new person a chance."

Remember, this is a race that was supposed to be a cakewalk in one of the most Democratic seats in the nation. Jan has spend money and manpower attacking Joel and even sent campaign members to sit in on his fundraiser with Paul Ryan. These aren't things someone who wins 3/4ths of the total local electorate do "in a walk."

PS-
Joel Pollak for Congress

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