12th Congressional race tightens
Plummer (right), Green Party candidate Laura Bradshaw and Enyart at a debate Wednesday.
Enyart at a Randolph County Democratic Committee function.
A poll released Oct. 5 by We Ask America shows a tightening race in the state's 12th Congressional District.
The race to fill the seat being vacated by longtime Congressman Jerry Costello (D-Belleville) pits Republican Jason Plummer (R-O'Fallon) against Democrat Bill Enyart (D-Belleville).
In the poll, Plummer has a four point advantage over Enyart, 44-40.
A poll conducted in September by Democratic-leaning pollster Benenson Strategy Group showed Enyart over Plummer 49-41.
A poll conducted in August by Republican-leaning pollster Public Opinion Strategies showed Plummer over Enyart 45-28.
Real Clear Politics calls the race a toss up.
The Record is conducting its own - unscientific - poll of the race.