Knox News Team polls Galesburg voters

From: The Register Mail (Galesburg, IL)

[The Knox News Team analyzes the results of its pre-election polling, which show that] Galesburg voters remained supportive of the president [Barack Obama] despite his difficult road to re-election…

Andrew Civettini, professor of political science at Knox College, agreed that Obama likely gets a home state bounce in Galesburg, but also pointed out that Galesburg has directly benefited from the president’s economic policies. “Just down the road from the college they’re working on a major road project (the West Main Street overpass of the railroad tracks) made possible by the stimulus package,” Civettini said. “Western Illinois has done quite well with the stimulus and some people could certainly be thinking about that.”… Read more…