Wow: GOP Shilling Leading Dem. Hare in ILL 17th?

-By Warner Todd Huston

Jim Geraghty Campaign Spot blog post reporting that incumbent Democrat Phil Hare is down in the polls in his race for reelection to his 17th District House seat in Illinois.

It was widely assumed that Congressman Hare would easily win re-election, yet according to this poll he is losing to GOP candidate Bobby Schilling.

His GOP opponent, Bobby Schilling, hired Magellan Strategies to conduct a poll of the district. Magellan conducted an automated survey of 715 likely voters in the 17th congressional district of Illinois: “The interviews were conducted on July 12th of 2010. This [poll has] a margin of error of +/_ 3.6% at the 95% confidence interval. The survey results are weighted to reflect past turnout demographics from the 2008, 2006, 2004 and 2002 general election cycles.”

… Phil Hare’s image rating is “upside down,” with 27% of voters having a favorable opinion of him, and 41% having an unfavorable opinion of him.

Among all voters, 27% approve of the job Phil Hare is doing and 43% disapprove..

This is pretty big news if true.

We here have talked about Phil “I don’t care about the Constitution” Hare before. He’s the one that was caught on video saying that he didn’t care about the Constitution where it concerns Obamacare (or anything else, I’ll gather). He is also the guy puffing up his military record saying he is a Vietnam Vet when he isn’t really qualified to say so.

Check out Bobby Schilling’s website at:

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