Below, release from PPP....
Quinn Faces an Uphill Battle
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is his own worst enemy. 50% of Illinois voters disapprove of
him, while only 27% of voters approve and 23% have no opinion. His opponents are
56% of voters have yet to form an opinion of Republican Bill Brady
and 80% are unsure of Green Party candidate Rich Whitney.
In a horserace Brady comes out on top with 34% of the vote, even though he is unknown amongst a majority of voters. Governor Quinn follows with 30% and Whitney receives a meager 9%. This may be a sign of people voting against Quinn, not for Brady.
It appears that Governor Quinn has not recovered from his primary battle. 62% of
Democrats either disapprove (37%) or have no opinion (25%) of their party's nominee.
While the same is true for Brady--62% of Republicans either disapprove or have no
opinion of their party's nominee--only 10% of Republicans have an unfavorable opinion
Quinn has an uphill battle, as he has to regain the support of Democrats who
know him and dislike him. Brady simply has to get his name out.
"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 Dean Debnam
President of Public Policy Polling. "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."
PPP surveyed 552 Illinois voters from June 12th- 13th. The survey's margin of error is +/-
4.2%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce
additional error that is more difficult to quantify.
A PPP release yesterday showed Alexi Giannoulias leading Mark Kirk 31-30 with Green
Party candidate LeAlan Jones getting 14%.