Latest Chicago Tribune poll on the Illinois Senate race. Even voters who described themselves as fairly conservative preferred Obama to Keyes by a margin of 49 percent to 40 percent. Henry Hyde and Ray LaHood, Republican Congressmen in competitive races can't be happy about these numbers.
Aaron Sarver is an independent audio producer and writer based in Chicago. His work has appeared in In These Times, The Chicago Reader, Alternet.org, and on Free Speech Radio News. For nearly three years he produced and co-hosted the radio program, Fire on the Prairie, which featured interviews with progressive writers and activists, and is archived at fireontheprairie.com.