* NY Times poll of 501 respondents conducted October 3-8…
Randy Hultgren 47%
Lauren Underwood 43%
* Neither candidate is very well known…
Hultgren 31% favorable rating; 27% unfavorable; 42% don’t know
Underwood: 31% favorable rating; 14% unfavorable; 55% don’t know
Hultgren has been in Congress since 2011 and 42 percent of his district couldn’t pick him out of a lineup? Not good.
Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president? 46% Approve; 49% Disapprove; 5% Don’t know
Would you prefer Republicans to retain control of the House of Representatives or would you prefer Democrats to take control? 50% Reps. keep House; 43% Dems. take House; 7% Don’t know
Do you support or oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court? 51% Support; 45% Oppose; 5% Don’t know
As you may know, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of committing sexual assault when he was a teenager. Would you say you believe the allegations, you do not believe the allegations, or you simply are unable to come to a conclusion? 32% Believe; 36% Do not believe; 32% Don’t know
Do you support electing more people who describe themselves as feminists? 50% Support; 35% Oppose; 15% Don’t know
Is it important to elect more women to public office? 77% Agree; 14% Disagree; 9% Don’t know
As you think about your member of Congress, would you prefer your representative to support President Trump and his agenda, or to serve as a check on the president and his agenda? 43% Support; 51% Check; 6% Don’t know
The partisan split on the poll was 25 percent Democrat, 34 percent Republican, 39 percent independent and 1 percent other.
President Donald Trump won this district by almost 4 points two years ago. Sen. Mark Kirk won it by 8. Comptroller Leslie Munger won it by 21. Hultgren won it by almost 19. Times change.