ByÂ Shira ToeplitzÂ , Roll Call
Freshman Rep. Robert Dold (R) and businessman Brad Schneider (D) are in a dead heat in the race for an Illinois House seat, according to a new Democratic poll released today.
Dold and Schneider each received 46 percent in the survey conducted for the Service Employees International Union and House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC.
The 10th district presents Democrats with one of their best pick-up opportunities this fall. Currently, Dold represents the most Democratic district held by a GOP House Member. Whatâ€™s more, Democrats improved the 10th for their party in their redraw of the stateâ€™s Congressional map last year. Roll Call rates the race asLeans Democratic.
Democrats argue the poll is further evidence Dold is in trouble going into November.
â€œBob Dold is in serious trouble because he is seriously out of step with Illinois,â€ said Alixandria Lapp, executive director of House Majority PAC.
In May,Â Schneiderâ€™s campaign released its own poll thatÂ showed him tied with Dold at 39 percent. Since that time, campaign television advertisements have bombarded the 10th district â€” and there are more to come in the next few months.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has reserved around $3 million in the Chicago media market for three House races, including Doldâ€™s district. House Majority PAC and the SEIU have reserved about $2.4 million in Chicago television for fall races as well.
The Greenberg Quinlan Rosner ResearchÂ surveyÂ gauged the opinion of 400 likely voters in the 10th district Aug. 8-12. It had a margin of error of 4.9 points.
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