A poll released by the campaign of shows him deadlocked with in the race for the seat in the Nov. 6 general election.
Prepared by the Washington based Normington Petts, the survey of 400 likely voters shows Dold and Schneider with 39 percent of the vote each with 22 percent undecided. There is a 4.9 percent margin of error, according to the memo provided by the pollster.
After asking the respondents their preference, people were then given one statement of information about both Schneider and Dold and asked for their preference again, according to Jill Normington of Normington Petts.
After hearing the information, Schneider had the support of 48 percent of those sampled, Dold was preferred by 41 percent and only 11 percent remained uncertain.
People were told Dold is in his first term in the House of Representatives, operated a successful small business before running for Congress, favors a tax policy that will help create jobs, wants to see less government spending and tried to work with Democrats among other things, according to Normington.
Schneider, respondents were told, wants to help small business and middle class people be successful, according to Normington. He also wants to preserve Medicare and protect the environment.
According to Normington, respondents were told both candidates intend to preserve a women’s right to choose, live with their families on the North Shore and have an MBA from Northwestern University.
Of the 400 likely voters selected, Normington concentrated on people who voted in the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections taking 64.5 percent from the remaining parts of the former District, 30.5 percent from those who were formerly in the 8th District and five percent from the section that was once part of the 9th.
“There are approximately 100,000 less people who vote in non Presidential years,” Normington said.
Representatives of the Dold campaign did not respond to questions from Patch before deadline.