Schilling-Hare in Virtual Tie in Latest Poll

From the Schilling for Congress campaign (17th District)…

“Schilling is well positioned to beat Hare this November”

EAST MOLINE, IL–Public Opinion Strategies, a national political and public affairs research firm, recently released the results of a survey in the Illinois 17th Congressional District, which showed a dead heat between Rep. Phil Hare, Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Bobby Schilling. According to the poll, Schilling was within 2 points of Hare, with a margin of error of +/- 5.66%. This is the second poll to come out in recent weeks, showing that this particular Congressional race has become extremely competitive. “While he has not appeared on any of the media’s lists of the most endangered incumbents, it is clear that Phil Hare is among the most vulnerable incumbents in the country,” said pollster, Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies. “With an underwhelming image, an upside down re-elect, and a stunningly low ballot score, it is difficult to see a path to victory for the incumbent Congressman. Conversely, Republican Bobby Schilling has built a grassroots campaign that is continuing to gain momentum. As a result, Schilling is well positioned to defeat Hare this November.”

Schilling said that his campaign will continue to bring their message throughout the district and focus on their plans to move this country forward in the right direction.

“Our campaign will continue forward by bringing our ideas of lower spending, lower taxes and more jobs across the district,” said Schilling. “We have a great team of volunteers working to change the direction of this country. Our campaign would be no where without them. I hope that, as this race heats up even more, Rep. Hare will start talking about the actual issues facing the voters of the 17th district. The voters deserve to know the truth about where their congressman stands on the issues. They should have the best representation in Congress, which is what I plan to do for them if elected.”

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Schilling, a native of Rock Island, graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College. Schilling, a local business owner and father of ten children, is the Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District in Illinois. Bobby is running on a platform of bringing jobs and real representation back to the 17th District. Earlier this year, Schilling conducted a 34-city “Bob’s for Jobs” tour, where he met with voters and employers all across the 17th District.

For more information about Bobby Schilling, please visit his website at

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