Last night, the Tribune released the results
of their latest poll in the Democratic primary for Cook County board
president. The Preckwinkle campaign has to be pretty pleased. Not
only are they leading in fundraising, they're also ahead by a dozen points.
The toplines are below (with the results of the Trib's December survey of the race):
Toni Preckwinkle: 36% (20%)
Dorothy Brown: 24% (29%)
Terrence O'Brien: 16% (11%)
Todd Stroger: 11% (14%)
As the Tribune notes, Preckwinkle's two ads (which have been running frequently over the past week) seem to be doing the trick:
Democratic voters with a favorable impression of Preckwinkle have
doubled from 23 percent last month to 45 percent now. Her favorable
impression among white voters also doubled to 54 percent. Those factors
help explain why she has the support of 46 percent of white voters in
In other news, Brown is scheduled to hold a press conference this morning responding to the "jeans day" controversy.