Republican Congressman Mark Kirk claims 41% support for the second month
in a row in Illinois's U.S. Senate race, while his Democratic opponent,
State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, has lost ground.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state
finds Giannoulias earning 37% of the vote, down seven points from 44% a month ago. Eight percent (8%) prefer another
candidate, and 13% are undecided.
Both candidates seem to be struggling to gain some momentum since
winning their party primaries in February. In the first survey of the race after the primaries,
Kirk had 46% support to Giannoulias' 40%.
Since February, the number of voters who favor some other candidate or
are unwilling to commit to either of the major party nominees has
climbed from 14% to 21%.