CHICAGO – Does a Republican candidate have a chance to up-end George Soros-funded Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx in November?
Looks like this year it could happen, a new poll is showing. At least it's closer than it has been in almost 20 years.
Cook County Republican Party Chairman Sean M. Morrison commissioned the polling firm Ogden & Fry to conduct a county-wide poll on the race for Cook County State's Attorney featuring embattled Democrat incumbent Kim Foxx versus GOP challenger Judge Pat O'Brien
The results of the Ogden & Fry poll shows Judge O'Brien has significantly closed the gap over the last 8 weeks with Foxx's numbers falling below 50%.
48.1% — Kim Foxx
33.8% — Pat O'Brien
18.1% — Undecided
The Ogden & Fry poll spoke with 447 Likely Voters with the margin of error for the poll is +/- 3.77% at the 95% confidence interval. The poll was conducted on September 5, 2020.
"What these poll numbers illustrate is that law-abiding residents from across Cook County have had enough of the rioting, looting, violent crime, murdered children and general lawlessness that has raged on across the city of Chicago and Cook County under the disastrous policies of Kim Foxx," said GOP Chairman Sean Morrison.
This is the first time since 1992 that a GOP candidate for State's Attorney is in solid position to compete and potentially win. Cook County GOP has seen a tremendous increase in grassroots support for Judge O'Brien from democrat and independent voters – the vast majority of these voters had cast their ballot for Foxx in 2016.
Chairman Morrison added, "The poll shows that Judge O'Brien has a real opportunity to upset Chicago's corrupt political machine led by Toni Preckwinkle and Kim Foxx. Voters are looking for a candidate that will help restore law and order and bring a renewed level of professional integrity to the office of State's Attorney. Pat O'Brien is that candidate."
With 52% of Likely Voters opposed to the re-election of Kim Foxx, the Cook County State's Attorney's race looks to be the one race to watch closely over the next 47 days.