Poll: Kirk, Giannoulias lead in U.S. Senate race

January 4, 2010 4:51:30 AM PST
Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias are in the lead for their respective parties in the race for the U.S. Senate, according to a new poll. The Chicago Tribune reports out of the potential voters poled for the Democratic Primary:

  • 31 percent support Alexi Giannoulias.
  • 17 percent support Cheryle Jackson.
  • 9 percent back David Hoffman.
  • 8 percent support other candidates
  • 35 percent remain undecided.

For the Republican Primary:

  • 41 percent support Mark Kirk
  • 13 percent of those polled support other candidates
  • 46 percent remain undecided.

The poll has a margin of error of four percentage points.