PPP Poll: GOPer Kirk Leads IL-SEN By 4 Points

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A new PPP Poll of the Illinois Senate race shows Republican Mark Kirk with a four-point lead over Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, 46%-42%, with the Green Party’s LeAlan Jones and Libertarian Mike Labno each at 3%.Kirk and Giannoulias have been locked in a close contest for months, with neither candidate capable of delivering a decisive blow to the other, or capable of overcoming their self-inflicted scandals. The last PPP poll of the race, from Oct.16, showed Kirk with a two-point lead on Giannoulias, 42%-40%.

The TPM Poll Average for the four-way race shows Kirk (42.5) leading Giannoulias (41.1), with Jones (4.4) and Labno (3.5) trailing.

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