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Rival's poll suggests Lisa Madigan re-election no cakewalk

FILE - In this June 12 2014 file phoIllinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks news conference Chicago. During visit

FILE - In this June 12, 2014 file photo, Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference in Chicago. During a visit to a family-owned manufacturing company in Schaumburg, Ill., Thursday, July 17, 2014, Rauner presented a plan he says will help grow Illinois' economy and create jobs. Rauner said he wants to eliminate the income tax increase Democrats approved in 2011. He also says he would freeze property taxes and impose a sales tax on services such as charter flights, travel agencies and sewer service. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) ORG XMIT: CX102

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Updated: August 28, 2014 6:38AM

Does Lisa Madigan have a race on her hands?

A new poll looking at the contest for Illinois Attorney General shows the Democratic incumbent leading her Republican opponent Paul Schimpf by just 9 percentage points.

The poll was paid for by Schimpf, a retired Marine and newcomer to Illinois politics. But the numbers suggest that Madigan’s overall popularity with voters may be starting to erode.

Long among the most popular politicians in Illinois, Lisa Madigan, according to the survey conducted by McKeon & Associates, has fallen under the 50 percent support mark.


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