Rasmussen Poll: Dem Giannoulias Has Slim Lead Over Kirk In Illinois Senate Race

Rasmussen’s out with a new poll of the Illinois Senate race this morning, and it shows Democrat Alexi Giannoulias with a slim 43%-41% lead over Republican Rep. Mark Kirk in the race for Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.

Giannoulias is in a slightly better position than he was in the last Rasmussen survey, which showed him leading Kirk 40%-39%, but he’s not a particularly popular candidate. The Rasmussen poll shows him with a favorable rating of 37% compared to Kirk’s 46%.

The TPM Poll Average of the race shows Kirk still leading Giannoulias 41.1%-40.6%. The margin of error for the latest Rasmussen survey is ±4.0 percentage points.Check out TPMDC’s full coverage of the race here.