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GOP's Bill Brady Leading Unpopular Pat Quinn in Illinois Governor Race

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While more than half of voters don't know enough about GOP state Sen. Bill Brady to have an opinion of him, he still manages to edge out Illinois' unpopular Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in the race for the governor's seat, according to a Public Policy Polling survey conducted June 12-13.

Brady leads Quinn 34 percent to 30 percent with 9 percent for Green Party candidate Rich Whitney and 27 percent undecided. The margin of error is 4.2 points.

Fifty-six percent of voters do not know much or anything about Brady. But they do know Quinn, and 50 percent disapprove of the job he is doing as governor while 27 percent approve and 23 percent are not sure. Quinn doesn't do very well even among fellow Democrats of whom 38 percent approve of his performance and 37 percent disapprove with 25 percent not sure.

Bill BradyQuinn, at this point, is only notching 51 percent support in the election compared to the 70 percent of Republicans who back Brady. Whitney, an attorney, takes 8 percent of the Democratic vote and 16 percent of the independent vote (29 percent of the sample).

"Illinois Democrats seem to be disenchanted by both of the party's leading candidates this year, which could end up aiding Republicans across the ticket," said PPP's Dean Debnam. "For Quinn to win this race he needs to reinstate voters' confidence in his ability to be a state administrator but ultimately, and more importantly, reunite Illinois Democrats."

The other statewide candidate to whom Debnam referred is state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias who is running against Republican Rep. Mark Kirk for Senate. A PPP poll released yesterday had Giannoulias and Kirk in a statistical ties.

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seavet

As a native Chicagoian there is no chance that Chicago will vote for a Republican and the rest of the state just doesn't have the numbers

June 16 2010 at 4:37 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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barnardb3

A democrat governor with a 27% voter approval! A bit of a surprise that the number is that high.
Across the country people are showing their disapproval of the democrat party. IL is no different and a republican will be your next governor.

June 17 2010 at 3:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Jeff

Go GOP, kick these dems out of office. We need a
clean sweep. The dems are spending us into a third
world country.

June 16 2010 at 3:57 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
glers

Both candidates are bad, I will vote for Lex Green the Libertarian candidate (the Real tea party)

June 16 2010 at 3:27 PM Report abuse -11 rate up rate down Reply
rovpoolman

The voters don't like tax and spend, what a surprise.

June 16 2010 at 2:24 PM Report abuse +13 rate up rate down Reply
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davidrdogbow

Yes Chuck, in a way tax and spend is lesser an evil than borrow and spend.

But unfortunately this administration is the definition of borrow, print, fantasize, and spend spend spend spend spend.

So frankly its more an evil than borrowing and spending as well.

June 16 2010 at 3:04 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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