The new poll results are not out of line with a Democratic poll released last week, that suggested that the heavily financed Halvorson is surging in the final weeks of the campaign.
In an Anzalone Liszt Research survey released Oct. 17, Halvorson led 48 percent to 29 percent. The poll, which had a 4.9-point margin of error, interviewed 400 people Oct. 10-13.
Halvorson has expanded her lead over Republican Marty Ozinga in the open-seat race for Illinois 11 Congressional district, Democratic pollsters John Anzalone and Jeff Liszt wrote in an earlier polling memo. Halvorsons broadcast television buy has shifted the dynamics of the race in her favor and given the resources to continue her paid communications, she is a strong favorite to win this election.
As of Oct. 1, Halvorson had almost $275,000 in cash on hand and Ozinga had almost $176,000. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has spent heavily on the race, kicking in $865,000 on Halvorsons behalf, while the National Republican Congressional Committee has left the wealthy contractor to fend for himself.
Ozinga has repeatedly pledged not to self-fund his race.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.