Shift in U.S. Senate Leaders

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

With the general primary exactly a week away, voters are shifting their support. A Chicago Tribune/WGN poll shows Democrat Barack Obama leading the pack for his party, and Jack Ryan leading the Republican nominees.

Former front-runner Blair Hull is losing support. Reports of a messy divorce seem to be hurting his bid for the senate seat, but for Ryan, questions about his divorce to actress Jeri Ryan don't seem to be slowing his campaign down. The poll found 32 percent of Republicans pick Ryan over dairy owner Jim Oberweis.

Thirty-three percent of Democrats polled choose Obama compared to 19 percent for Dan Hynes and 16 percent for Hull.


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