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GOP's Bill Brady Leads Incumbent Pat Quinn in Illinois Governor's Race

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Republican state Sen. Bill Brady has opened up a 7 point lead over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in Illinois' gubernatorial race, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted July 26.

Quinn leads Brady 44 percent to 37 percent with 11 percent preferring some other candidate and 9 percent undecided. The margin of error is 4 points.

Quinn had closed to 3 points in Rasmussen's July 7 poll after trailing by 11 in early June.

Bill Brady, Pat QuinnQuinn is regarded unfavorably by 55 percent of voters and favorably by 41 percent, with 4 percent not sure. But perhaps most important in the figure is that 32 percent regard him "very" unfavorably. Brady is seen favorably by 47 percent and unfavorably by 35 percent, with 17 percent of voters still not knowing enough about him to be sure of their opinion. The number of voters who see Brady "very" favorably is double that of Quinn -- 15 percent to 7 percent.

Quinn took the placed of disgraced former governor Rod Blagojevich but has struggled to command the loyalty of even fellow Democrats. Only 61 percent of them back him compared to the 88 percent of Republicans solidly lined up behind Brady.

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Brady could bring dignity back to Illinois Quinn would just give worse than we have had by adding incompetance to the corruption

August 18 2010 at 4:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

We in Illinois have no choice for governor. Both parties are corrupt as evidenced by one governor on trial and his predecessor in jail. Quinn was never part of the democratic machine. He won the Lt. Gov primary in which he had to stand alone and was not Blagojavich's choice. He is truly an accidental governor. Brady is living in the 19th century with his views towards women. He would inflict even greater damage than Quinn. Like I said, we have no choice.

July 31 2010 at 2:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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