Poll: Is Jesse Jackson Jr. Still a Shoo-in for Re-election?
The Second District congressman has been absent from the campaign trail for two months and is having possibly the most difficult year of his career. Can he still win?
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. seems to have everything going against him this election year.
He is at the center of a Congressional Ethic Committee investigation, his former fundraiser has been arrested and charged with bribery and he's been a ghost for the past two months. To top it all off, Jackson was diagnosed with bipolar II last week.
Regardless, one of Chicago's top political analysts, Dick Simpson, has Jackson getting 50 to 60 percent of the vote this November. The 17-year United States representative is expected to keep his seat.
The reason? Simpson pointed to weak opposition.
Jackson's opponents, Republican Brian Woodworth and Independent Marcus Lewis have both commented on Simpson's prediction and neither seems to be shaken in his confidence.
But what do you think? Would you vote for the longtime incumbent over Lewis and Woodworth?
Let us know in the poll and the comments section.
Read Marcus Lewis and Brian Woodworth's comments on Dick Simpson's prediction:
- Opponent Says Congressman Jackson is Like a 'Hermit' and 'Recluse'
- Woodworth Wants Voters to Judge Jackson's 'Cognitive Thinking'
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