06/23/2014 03:16 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Exclusive Reboot Illinois Poll: Two Political Heavyweights Are Squaring Off in the Comptroller Race. Who's Got the Early Lead?


The contest for Illinois State Comptroller finds two candidates with long, deep party pedigrees facing off. One is the incumbent comptroller, the other has been the lieutenant governor for the past four years.

Incumbent Judy Baar Topinka has been a stalwart of the Illinois Republican Party since 1980, when she was elected to the Illinois House.

Her Democratic challenger, Sheila Simon, is the daughter of legendary Illinois Democrat Paul Simon.

Despite Topinka's Republican credentials, she has long enjoyed the support of Illinois' public sector unions. In January she secured the endorsement of the Illinois AFL-CIO and that support over Simon was reaffirmed for the fall campaign just last week.

Can Simon overcome that support that Topinka receives from the unions? Who's got the lead in the race between Judy Baar Topinka and Sheila Simon as of today?

Check out the results of the poll here.

While you're checking out results of the poll, make sure you also check out the results of our exclusive poll on the current landscape of the U.S. Senate race between Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis.