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

Attorney General LisMadigan | Sun-Times file photo

Attorney General Lisa Madigan | Sun-Times file photo

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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.

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