We'll have Illinois Senate numbers out tomorrow and has always been the case when we've polled there voters in the state dislike both Alexi Giannoulias and Mark Kirk.
Illinois is just one of quite a few Senate races where we find that voters have a net unfavorable view of both major party candidates. Colorado, Nevada, and New Hampshire in addition to Illinois are states where our last polls found both candidates quite unpopular. In Alaska and Delaware our last polls found the Democratic candidate with slightly negative favorability numbers and the Republican candidate with very negative numbers. And our last Missouri poll found the Republican slightly unpopular and the Democrat much more so.
It's a sign of how down voters are on politicians of both parties right now that so many of these key races are shaping up as a choice between the lesser of two evils.
The one exception to the rule? West Virginia where voters like John Raese a little bit and Joe Manchin a lot. That's the only Senate race where we currently find both candidates with positive favorability numbers.