SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Broadcasters Association’s election polling released Thursday evening shows incumbent GOP Governor Bruce Rauner 17 points behind Democrat challenger JB Pritzker. But most news stories didn’t mention Governor Rauner’s unfavorables are even worse.
The survey of 1,024 Illinois registered voters asked, “If the election for the Governor of Illinois were held today, which of the following four candidates would you vote for?” 44% of the respondents indicated Democrat candidate JB Pritzker, 27% indicated Republican candidate Bruce Rauner, 6% would choose Conservative candidate Sam McCann, with Libertarian candidate Kash Jackson receiving 4% of the respondents. “None” was the reply of 4% of those surveyed, while 14% of participants providing a Don’t Know/Haven’t Decided/No Answer reply.
That wasn’t good news for the incumbent that asked for four more years at an unusual formal speech earlier the same day. But that didn’t reveal how bad it is for the governor – a number that is likely to negatively affect those Republicans down ballot.
When asked if the person answering the questions had a Favorable or Unfavorable or Neutral view of the gubernatorial candidates, Bruce Rauner has a 52.4% unfavorable rating, compared to J.B. Pritzker’s 35.1% unfavorable rating.
From the downloadable results on the IBA’s website
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September 14, 2018 at 11:58AM