Illinois Survey of
750 Likely Voters
Conducted October 20, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 election for Governor of Illinois were held today would you vote for Republican Bill Brady, Democrat Pat Quinn, Green Party Candidate Rich Whitney or Independent Scott Lee Cohen? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)
45% Bill Brady (R)
37% Pat Quinn (D)
2% Rich Whitney (GP)
6% Scott Lee Cohen (I)
1% Some other candidate
8% Not sure
2* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.
3* I’m now going to read you a short list of issues. For each issue please tell me which gubernatorial candidate you trust more to handle that issue:
Economy & Jobs
Government Ethics & Corruption
4* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S.
economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
5* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?
6* Which is more to blame for the budget crisis in Illinois – taxpayers’ unwillingness to pay more in taxes or politicians’ unwillingness to reduce government spending?
7* Which gubernatorial candidate has the best plan to solve the state budget crisis?
8* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
9* How would you rate the job Pat Quinn has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence