A Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll released September 2 shows these results for the U.S. Senate race in Illinois: Democrat Alexi Giannoullas 34%, Republican Mark Kirk 34%, Green Party nominee LeAlan Jones 6%, Libertarian Party nominee Mike Labno 3%, undecided 23%.
The previous best showing for U.S. Senate for the Illinois Green Party was in 2008, when Kathleen Cummings polled 2.24%. The previous best showing for that office for the Illinois Libertarian Party was in 2004, when Jerry Kohn received 1.35%. No U.S. Senate candidate, other than a Democrat or a Republican, has polled as much as 5% for U.S. Senate in Illinois since 1914. Thanks to Political Wire for the news about the Illinois poll.