poll and the data from which it derived should come as no surprise. Do I believe this will be a close election? Yes. Could Obama lose Illinois? Highly unlikely. In fact I could say the answer is undoubtedly no.
Illinois is without a doubt a solidly Democratic state and the President's home is here. And it's not often that a candidate for President will lose his homestate. Al Gore lost his back in 2000, but that's not saying anything about the incumbent President.
I understand that a lot of people are promoting early vote. I will vote on Election Day, we shall see how the votes will be distributed. How many early voters cast their votes for the President here in this state?