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Internal Polls Show Brad Schneider Leading Bob Dold and Primary Opponent

Two surveys commissioned by Democrats show Schneider, a former lawmaker, with leads in primary and general elections.  (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Illinois Democrat Brad Schneider, a former congressman who served one term representing the state's 10th District, is claiming a big lead over his primary rival as he hopes for a rematch with Republican Rep. Robert J. Dold.  

According to a memo detailing a survey conducted by Normington Petts for Schneider's campaign last week and obtained by CQ Roll Call, Schneider holds a 36-point lead over Nancy Rotering — pulling more than half of the support from the seniors, women, union households and liberals who were polled.  In a general election matchup, according to a separate memo detailing an internal Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll, Schneider leads Dold by 8 points — including a 15-point advantage among independents and 11-points among women.