Mark Kirk funded poll shows lead over Alexi Giannoulias for US Senate Seat

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) holds a seven-point lead over Alexi Giannoulias (D) and a wide lead over GOP primary opponents in his Senate campaign, according to automated polling conducted for Kirk’s campaign.

The surveys, which were done by Colorado-based Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies and obtained by The Hill, show Kirk leading Giannoulias 42-35 in the general election, with 23 percent of voters undecided.

In the primary, Kirk leads developer Patrick Hughes 61-3, with several other candidates registering and 30 percent undecided.