One day closer to the primary event in Illinois tomorrow, however updated polling shows challenger Mitt Romney running off with the lead yet again. The difference between the two latest polls showed Romney with a 9 point lead advancing into a 15 point lead over night. Though different polling organizations, the overall average of polls taken since June of this year, give Romney at least a 8.5 point lead over Santorum. With Gingrich and Paul taking up the rear of the pack and trading blows for a potentially close last place position. Either way, the crowd at the top appears to be getting more thin as each primary contest passes.
Check out the numbers for your self here at RealClearPolitics.