CHICAGO - The latest Paul Simon Institute Poll shows Dick Durbin's support has fallen consistently. Durbin now polls below 50%, and has dropped in each of the last three polls as Republican candidate, Jim Oberweis, gains ground.
Were Durbin to lose, it would be a devastating loss to Democrats as Durbin is the 2nd highest ranked Democrat in the Senate after Harry Reid.
According to the Simon Poll, Durbin now leads Oberweis by just 10% (Durbin: 47% - Oberweis: 37%). The previous public poll had Durbin ahead by 12%. The poll before that had Durbin up 14%, and the previous poll before that had Durbin up by 23%.