Poll: Walsh 14 points behind in race against Duckworth

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Despite having a recent boost from a new SuperPac, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is trailing in a poll taken in one of the most competitive congressional races in the country. Just 35 percent of those polled in the 8th congressional district said they approved of his work in Congress. By contrast, his opponent, Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat, carried a 50 percent approval rating.

That’s according to Public Policy Polling, which published numbers Tuesday saying 54 percent of voters would support Duckworth and 38 percent would support Walsh. Of those polled, 31 percent described themselves as Democrats, 33 percent as Republican and 36 percent as independent or other.

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