Morning Spin: State Rep. Jeanne Ives says she’s ‘not surprised’ Gov. Bruce Rauner trails in poll

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State Rep. Jeanne Ives, the Wheaton Republican who came within 3 percentage points of knocking off GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner in the March primary, said she’s not surprised by poll results showing the governor with weak support from conservatives.

Ives also acknowledged she has not spoken to Rauner about the election since the primary. Asked if he had reached out to her, Ives said, “Not that I know of.”

Ives made her comments a day after a NBC News/Marist poll showed Rauner trailing Democrat J.B. Pritzker by 16 percentage points, 46 percent to 30 percent. Looking deeper into the poll, Rauner had the backing of only 55 percent of self-identified conservatives while Pritzker, who has billed his as a progressive candidacy, got 20 percent.

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August 23, 2018 at 05:27AM

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