Schaumburg, IL – Last week, a poll was released showing just how close the race in Illinois’s 8th Congressional district really is. Patrick Pfingsten of the Illinoize covered the poll, highlighting Krishnamoorthi’s slight lead in a district that Joe Biden won by 15 points.
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A new poll released by a group promoting term limits shows both President Joe Biden and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Schaumburg) struggling in a suburban district drawn to elect a Democrat.
The new 8th District includes Rosemont, Schaumburg, Barrington, and Elgin. President Biden won the district by around 15 points in 2020 and Governor Pritzker won it by around 8 points in 2018.
The poll, conducted by RMG Research, showed President Biden’s approval rating 12 points underwater in what was expected to be a safe Democratic district. 43% of respondents approve of the job the President is doing while 55% oppose the job he’s doing. 2% were unsure.
In the race between Krishnamoorthi, an Indian-born Congressman elected in 2016, and Palatine Republican Chris Dargis, who was most recently Chief Marketing Officer for Chicago-based cars.com, was far closer than expected.
The survey showed Krishnamoorthi leading by just six points, 45%-39%, with 17% undecided or supporting someone else.
Dargis told The Illinoize Thursday they believe the race is within reach.
“This poll makes it clear what we’ve known for a long time: Joe Biden’s policies have made life harder for Illinois families, and when politicians like Raja Krishnamoorthi rubber stamp those policies it makes them vulnerable,” he said. “We need problem solvers in Washington working for the people, not politicians working for themselves.”
The Krishnamoorthi campaign did not immediately respond to The Illinoize.