WASHINGTON--Democrat Alexi Giannoulias latest poll, taken after Sunday's "Meet the Press" debate with Republican Mark Kirk has Giannoulias at 44 and Kirk at 41.
The poll was taken Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research of 600 likely general election voters, with a four percent margin of error, which means the election battle is a deadlock.
I did not see a copy of the poll.
The Giannoulias campaign passed on the results of one question, about who a respondent would vote for if the general election were held today.
Green Parly LeAlan Jones 4
Libertarian Mike Labno 3
Giannoulias is holding his own despite being massively overspent in television ads during the past two weeks. According to the Giannoulias campaign, Illinois media spending for Giannoulias totaled $9.698 million since August compared to $12.656 million spent on behalf of Kirk.The Gianoullias camp was outspent $1 million by the Kirk forces between Oct. 4-17.
Spending for Giannoulias totals includes ads paid for by his campaign and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The tally for Kirk includes ads benefiting him paid for by the Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads, the group linked to GOP strategist Karl Rove and his own campaign.