Thursday, October 21, 2010
Republican Bill Brady holds an eight-point lead over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in the four-way race for governor of Illinois.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Brady, a state senator, earning 45% of the vote to Quinn’s 37%. Democrat-turned-independent Scott Lee Cohen gets six percent (6%) support, and Green Party candidate Rich Whitney has the backing of two percent (2%). Another one percent (1%) favors another candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This race remains Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
Last week, Brady led Quinn 46% to 40%. Whitney received two percent (2%) of the vote, while Cohen earned four percent (4%) support. The previous survey was the first to include Cohen. Prior to that, Brady earned anywhere from 43% to 50% support in surveys dating back to early March. In those same surveys, Quinn picked up 35% to 40% of the vote.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Illinois was conducted on October 20, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Republican Congressman Mark Kirk is now barely ahead of Democrat Alexi Giannoulias in Illinois’ up-and-down race for the U.S. Senate.
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