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Illinois House Ten: Poll puts Sheyman slightly ahead UPDATE

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Updated with Schneider campaign statement...

WASHINGTON-- In the north suburban Illinois Tenth House Democratic primary contest, a new poll taken by a group backing Ilya Sheyman shows Sheyman ahead by two points of Brad Schneider but in a statistical tie.

John Tree, who jumped in the race late, is behind. The poll shows the situation before the March 20 Illinois primary very fluid: 49 percent are not sure who they want.



Q1 If the Democratic primary for Congress were held today, and the choices were Ilya Sheyman, Brad Schneider, John Tree, and Vivek Bavda, for whom would you vote?
Ilya Sheyman................................................. 23%
Brad Schneider............................................... 21%
John Tree........................................................ 5%
Vivek Bavda....................................................2%
Not sure..........................................................49%

This poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and MoveOn.org on January 3-4, 2012 and was comprised of 410 likely IL-10 Democratic primary voters. The Margin of Error (MOE) is +/- 4.8%.

Statement from the PCCC: "Democratic primary voters overwhelmingly want a bold progressive candidate who will fight for Wall Street accountability and government investment in jobs -- not a conservative Democrat like Brad Schneider. With his people-powered campaign and record as a bold progressive fighter, Ilya Sheyman is winning this race and his lead will only widen as more people are inspired by his message." -- Neil Sroka, Press Secretary, Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

Statement from Schneider campaign: "Ilya's spin of a poll conducted for his campaign that shows the race essentially tied is not what we are seeing and hearing from Democrats across the 10th district who are excited about Brad because they know he will stand up for middle class jobs, protect a woman's right to choose, preserve Medicare and Social Security and defend our environment against big polluters. Brad is building the kind of strong, people-motivated campaign that can take on Tea Partiers in Washington like Bob Dold. That's why he's been proud to have the support from Democratic leaders like Melissa Bean, Julie Hamos, and Steny Hoyer in addition to thousands of Illinois 10 Democrats," Jarrod Backous, Campaign Manager

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