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  IL US President - R Primary
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > Illinois > President
Parent RaceUS President - R Primary
OfficePresident
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline 00, 2012 - 05:00am
Polls Open March 20, 2012 - 06:00am
Polls Close March 20, 2012 - 07:00pm
Term Start January 20, 2013 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
Turnout 7.28% Total Population
ContributorIndyGeorgia
Last Modifiedev April 20, 2012 10:30pm
Data SourcesIllinois State Board of Elections
Description Illinois' primary will be held the third Tuesday in March.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/04/2008
NameBarack Obama Votes3,419,348 (61.84%)
Term01/20/2009 - 01/20/2013 Margin1,388,169 (+25.10%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/06/2012
NameBarack Obama Votes3,019,512 (57.60%)
Term01/20/2013 - 01/20/2017 Margin884,296 (+16.87%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceIL US President 11/06/2012
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
05/27/2011 03/20/2012
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Mitt Romney 6 5 8 4
Rick Santorum 2 ------
Leaning Call: Mitt Romney (96.55%)
Weighted Call: Mitt Romney (97.35%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
04/01/2010 03/18/2012

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name Gov. Mitt Romney Sen. Rick Santorum Rep. Ron Paul Rep. Newt Gingrich Gov. Rick Perry Gov. Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer III  
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican  
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]  
Certified Votes435,859 (46.69%) 326,778 (35.01%) 87,044 (9.33%) 74,482 (7.98%) 5,568 (0.60%) 3,723 (0.40%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -109,081 (-11.69%) -348,815 (-37.37%) -361,377 (-38.71%) -430,291 (-46.10%) -432,136 (-46.29%)  
Predict Avg.39.33% 23.50% 7.93% 15.67% 2.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (10 from 6 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg39.82%-- 29.99%-- 7.25%-- 12.22%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--  
Public Policy Polling (D) 
03/17/12-03/18/12
45.00% 33.0 30.00% -- 10.00% -- 12.00% 5.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
American Research Group 
03/17/12-03/18/12
44.00% -- 30.00% -- 8.00% -- 13.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Rasmussen Reports 
03/15/12-03/15/12
41.00% -- 32.00% -- 7.00% -- 14.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
We Ask America 
03/14/12-03/14/12
37.00% -- 31.00% -- 8.00% -- 14.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Market Shares Corp 
03/07/12-03/09/12
35.00% -- 31.00% -- 7.00% -- 12.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
SIU-Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 
10/11/11-10/16/11
20.60% -- 2.20% -- 6.60% -- 7.50% -- 7.20% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
  Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago)
  Chicago Tribune
R Andrea Lane Zinga
R Imperator
R Penny Pullen [L]
R Al Salvi [L]
R Tim Johnson [L]
R William B. "Bill" Black [L]
R Mike Bost [L]
R Darin LaHood [L]
R Judy Koehler [L]
R Kyle Frank [L]
R Phil Collins [L]
 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 20, 2012 04:00pm General CBS News early Illinois exit polls: 4 in 10 Romney, Santorum voters "have reservations"  Article COSDem 
Mar 16, 2012 01:00pm News Two Men Disrupt Santorum Rally, Kiss As They Are Thrown Out  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 14, 2012 11:20pm General Sec. LaHood's ballot for Gingrich delegate spoiled  Article COSDem 

DISCUSSION
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WmP:879Chronicler ( 82.2147 points)
Tue, March 20, 2012 09:13:36 PM UTC0:00
Well actually there was no "original system" for choosing the Presidential Electors. In 1789, some states chose them through their legislatures [e.g., SC]; some elected them directly [e.g., PA]; some allowed the voters to nominate, with the legislature making the final choices [e.g., MA]; and New Jersey allowed the Governor to appoint them.

The original system for choosing Presidential Electors did not give anyone except the Electors a preference vote. In a few states where the Electors were chosen by the popular vote, they chose between slates of pledged Federalist (Washington & Adams) and Anti-Federalist (Washington & Clinton) candidates for Elector.

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Wed, March 21, 2012 01:31:44 AM UTC0:00
CNN exit polls:

Voters with less than 50k income: Santorum 42%, Romney 39%.

Voters with 100k or mote: Romney 55% Santorum 28%

Rural voters: Santorum 44%, Romney 39%

Non-college voters: Santorum 44%, Romney 34%

Post-graduate degree voters: Romney 53%, Santorum 30%


 
D:479Brandon ( 1558.3782 points)
Wed, March 21, 2012 02:56:47 AM UTC0:00
Romney will win big.

 
D:2064TX DEM ( 3224.4231 points)
Wed, March 21, 2012 03:41:35 AM UTC0:00
CNN calls for Romney.

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Wed, March 21, 2012 03:42:00 AM UTC0:00
NBC as well.

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Wed, March 21, 2012 03:59:01 AM UTC0:00
Delegates elected: [Link]

 
D:1989RBH ( 1271.2517 points)
Wed, March 21, 2012 11:40:40 AM UTC0:00
judging by the OC Lean map, SE Illinois is the only part of the state left untouched by Romney

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Wed, March 21, 2012 09:24:11 PM UTC0:00
The western part as well.