Schneider Poll Shows Him Even With Dold

Survey of 400 likely voters shows both candidates with 39 percent support.


A poll released by the campaign of shows him deadlocked with in the race for the seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

Prepared by the Washington based Normington Petts, the survey of 400 likely voters shows Dold and Schneider with 39 percent of the vote each with 22 percent undecided. There is a 4.9 percent margin of error, according to the memo provided by the pollster.

After asking the respondents their preference, people were then given one statement of information about both Schneider and Dold and asked for their preference again, according to Jill Normington of Normington Petts.

After hearing the information, Schneider had the support of 48 percent of those sampled, Dold was preferred by 41 percent and only 11 percent remained uncertain.

People were told Dold is in his first term in the House of Representatives, operated a successful small business before running for Congress, favors a tax policy that will help create jobs, wants to see less government spending and tried to work with Democrats among other things, according to Normington.

Schneider, respondents were told, wants to help small business and middle class people be successful, according to Normington. He also wants to preserve Medicare and protect the environment.

According to Normington, respondents were told both candidates intend to preserve a women’s right to choose, live with their families on the North Shore and have an MBA from Northwestern University.

Of the 400 likely voters selected, Normington concentrated on people who voted in the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections taking 64.5 percent from the remaining parts of the former District, 30.5 percent from those who were formerly in the 8th District and five percent from the section that was once part of the 9th.

“There are approximately 100,000 less people who vote in non Presidential years,” Normington said.

Representatives of the Dold campaign did not respond to questions from Patch before deadline.

RationalTht May 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
With all the gerrymandering the democrats did, I am surprised Dold is doing that well.
A. M. Kelly June 04, 2012 at 02:26 PM
John Utah...Of course higher taxes equal higher revenue, and it is much needed, especially from the Billionaires and Giant corporations, who, with the help of their toadies in the Republican Party, have been dodging them for years. They are clearly not paying their fair share, and some, like Warren Buffett and author Steven King have admitted it. How can you to justify a man of Mitt Romney's wealth paying less than 14% in taxes when the middle class pays up to THIRTY EIGHT percent?...How do you justify a company like GE, who made 14 BILLION in profit last year, paying ZERO in taxes?... You know, there's this strange concept; It's called "fairness". Like sanity and a middle class, we used to have it in this country. That, of course, was before corporate toadies like Norquist and Fox News propagandized the clueless into voting against their own interests. This country was at it's PEAK when, under Republican president Eisenhower, the super rich paid ninety one percent of their income in taxes. At that point America was the envy of the world; We had the highest number of college graduates and the LARGEST middle class on the planet. After decades of Republican "trickle down" economics we now have the SMALLEST in the world, and rank about thirty seventh in education. What frustrates is this: No one is even ASKING for a return to that high a tax rate..We only want a return to the rate under Clinton, which was only FOUR points higher than what we have now.
A. M. Kelly June 04, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Louis G. Atsaves, if you really want to "put more people back to work" tell the obstructionist Republicans to pass President Obama's Jobs Bill. Tell them, in other words, to stop keeping millions of Americans out of jobs for the sole purpose of getting Obama out of HIS.
A. M. Kelly June 04, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Thank you, Ellen Beth, that is exactly the situation. It's hard to believe that people still swallow the "job creator" bs, when those promoting that line, not only didn't "create jobs" while avoiding taxes, they removed them by crashing the economy! It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if more than ten years of tax cuts for those "job creators" worked, we'd now be SWIMMING in jobs!
A. M. Kelly June 04, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Oh please, RationalTht -- As I'm sure you know, the Republicans do, and have done, the same thing when they win elections.


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