Poll: Is Jesse Jackson Jr. Still a Shoo-in for Re-election?

The Second District congressman has been absent from the campaign trail for two months and is having possibly the most difficult year of his career. Can he still win?

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. seems to have everything going against him this election year.

He is at the center of a Congressional Ethic Committee investigation, his former fundraiser has been arrested and charged with bribery and . To top it all off, . 

Regardless, one of Chicago's top political analysts, . The 17-year United States representative is expected to keep his seat. 

The reason? Simpson pointed to weak opposition.

Jackson's opponents, Republican Brian Woodworth and Independent Marcus Lewis have both commented on Simpson's prediction and neither seems to be shaken in his confidence. 

But what do you think? Would you vote for the longtime incumbent over Lewis and Woodworth?

Let us know in the poll and the comments section.

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Marcus Lewis September 11, 2012 at 06:40 AM
I am surprised you are speaking to me but what do you mean by is it true? By the way what remarkable have you used your paper to write about me lately. And finally what date s have you secured that JCkson will come out of hiding and attend your forum while he is on his sympathy tour?
Paula VanBeek September 21, 2012 at 07:09 PM
I will vote for anybody BUT Jesse!!!!!!
g moore October 16, 2012 at 05:00 AM
If jesse jr is reelected we are officially a pathetic country of idiots!!
Marcus Lewis November 10, 2012 at 06:52 AM
I was right. I told the truth. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/11/09/former-u-s-prosecutor-negotiating-plea-deal-for-jackson-jr/
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