The following is a news release from the Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign.
October 16, 2012FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Jon Schweppe - 309-749-7009
Schilling Pulls Away from Bustos in New PollDespite Being Outspent By Outside Groups
Schilling leads 51-44 over Bustos in new Public Opinion Strategies poll Schilling sets fundraising record, raises nearly $620,000 in 3rd quarter,tops $2.1 million for 2011-12 election cycle
EAST MOLINE, Ill.—
U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Colona) today released a new pollfrom Public Opinions Strategies showing that, despite millions being spent against him byoutside groups in recent weeks, Schilling is starting to pull away from his opponent, CheriBustos (D-East Moline). At the same time, Schilling released impressive fundraising totals for the third quarter,raising $617,826.37 in that span and pushing his total fundraising efforts for the 2011-12election cycle over $2.1 million. This record-setting fundraising haul leaves the campaignwith $839,000 cash on hand.The Public Opinion Strategies poll surveyed 400 likely voters and gave Schilling a 51-44lead over Bustos. 45 percent of voters had a favorable opinion of Schilling, while 34percent of voters had an unfavorable opinion of him. Meanwhile, just 34 percent of voters
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