Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Talk about your close elections

*Poll shows Obama has 51 point lead on Keyes*

CHICAGO Democratic candidate Barack Obama (ber-AHK' oh-BAH'-muh) is leading Republican Alan Keyes by 51 percentage points in the race for U-S Senate. A Tribune/W-G-N-T-V poll published today found that 68 percent of likely voters favored Obama for senator and just 17 percent supported Keyes.

Last month, a Tribune/W-G-N-T-V poll showed the gap was 65-to-24.The latest poll was conducted September 17th through the 20th by Market Shares Corporation. It surveyed 700 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.Obama and Keyes are vying to replace Republican U-S Senator Peter Fitzgerald, who is retiring after one term.

Copyright 2004 Associated Press.

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