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Trib Poll Puts Preckwinkle In The Lead, But Stroger Takes Umbrage

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 22, 2010 3:40PM

2010_01_22_preckwinkle.jpg A new Tribune/WGN poll puts Ald. Toni Preckwinkle at the head of the Cook County Board President pack but Todd Stroger has his own poll which shows a much tighter race. The Trib/WGN poll, conducted between January 16 and 20th of 503 likely voters in the Democratic primary shook out like so:

  1. Ald. Toni Preckwinkle - 36 percent
  2. Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown - 24 percent
  3. MWRD Pres. Terry O'Brien - 16 percent
  4. Other/Undecided - 14 percent
  5. Cook Co. Board Pres. Todd Stroger - 11 percent

It's a shake-up from the last poll, which had Brown at the top. There's also been a lot of squawking over funds, including Brown's "jeans tax" and Preckwinkle's money from Tony Rezko. Not to mention Stroger's seeming lack of funds.

Speaking of Stroger, he went on the attack over the new Trib/WGN poll, just as he did last time. His campaign released a statement claiming a poll by Independent Pollster Rod McCullough of the Victory Research Group shows a three-way tie between O'Brien, Preckwinkle, and Stroger for first place with 20 percent each while Brown trails at 14 percent.