President Barack Obama has filled out his absentee ballot to cast his vote in the Senate and governor races in Illinois.
And… drumroll please… he voted for the Democrats.
“He just voted absentee in the West Wing,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs disclosed. “I know who he voted for, for governor and Senate in Illinois — the two Democratic candidates who I believe will win,” he said.
According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, both of those candidates are trailing the Republican candidate. In the Illinois Senate race for Obama’s old seat, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias is trailing Republican Mark Kirk by about 2 percentage points. It is one of the key races that is being watched to see whether Republicans can seize control of the Senate.
In the Illinois governor’s race, Democrat Governor Pat Quinn is trailing Republican Bill Brady by an RCP average of 3.5 points.
Illinois is one of the stops on Obama’s final campaign push this weekend before next Tuesday’s election.