Public Policy Polling, surveying for NARAL Pro Choice America (2/27-28; 648 IL-3 likely Democratic primary voters) finds Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) leading his primary challenger, media consultant Marie Newman, but by only a slim 43-41% margin.
It’s not unusual for PPP polls, when conducted for ideological organizations, to lean heavily toward the sponsor’s candidate of choice and this may be another such example. In the IL-3 case, women are 55% of the respondent sample and senior citizens, within the age segmentation, are the least sampled even though they traditionally have the best voter turnout percentages. Therefore, this particular poll appears skewed in Newman’s favor.
Ms. Newman enjoys support from most of the national liberal ideological groups, and local Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston), but Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) backs the incumbent. The primary is March 20th, and this race is nearing its crescendo.
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