In the only statewide race without an incumbent, Democratic state Sen. Michael Frerichs has closed to within 1 percentage point of Republican state Rep. Tom Cross in a new Reboot Illinois poll on the Illinois state treasurer’s race.
The automated poll, conducted Oct. 7 among 1,083 likely voters by We Ask America, found Cross leading Frerichs 40 percent to 39 percent, with Libertarian candidate Matthew Skopek at 6 percent and 15 percent undecided. Party identification of respondents was 27 percent Republican, 35 percent Democrat and 38 percent independent. The margin of error is +/- 2.98 percent. Cell phone contacts made up 24.5 percent of the respondents.