Poll shows Alexi Giannoulias favored to win Democratic nomination for Illinois US Senate Seat in 2010

Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, the Illinois state treasurer, holds a commanding lead over his two potential primary rivals in the Illinois Senate race, according to a new poll obtained by POLITICO.

The poll, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, shows Giannoulias winning 45 percent of the primary vote against businessman (and RFK son) Chris Kennedy and Chicago Urban League president Cheryle Jackson. In the three-way race, Kennedy tallies 17 percent of the vote, with Jackson at 13 percent.