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Toplines - Illinois Governor - September 12, 2010

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Illinois Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted September 12, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

1* 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?

    

36% Strongly approve
     18% Somewhat approve
       6% Somewhat disapprove
     39% Strongly disapprove
       1% Not sure

 

2* 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?

 

  8% Strongly approve

27% Somewhat approve
28% Somewhat disapprove
35% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 Illinois Governor’s Race

 

Initial Preference

Bill Brady (R)

Pat Quinn (D)

Rich Whitney (GP)

Some Other Candidate

Not sure

September 12, 2010

50%

37%

4%

7%

3%

August 23, 2010

46%

37%

x

6%

11%

August 9, 2010

48%

35%

x

6%

12%

July 26, 2010

44%

37%

x

11%

9%

July 7, 2010

43%

40%

x

9%

8%

June 7, 2010

47%

36%

x

8%

10%

April 28, 2010

45%

38%

x

5%

11%

April 5, 2010

45%

38%

x

7%

10%

March 8, 2010

47%

37%

x

6%

9%

 

*NOTE: Results prior to September 12 do not include leaners.

 

4* Favorable for 2010 Illinois Governor’s Race

 

Candidate

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not sure

Quinn

11%

32%

24%

29%

4%

Brady

16%

40%

19%

16%

9%

Whitney

3%

22%

21%

11%

44%

 

5* Have you ever voted for an independent candidate not affiliated with either major party?

 

51% Yes

41% No
  8% Not sure

 

6* Are you more likely or less likely to vote for an independent candidate in this election than in past elections? 

 

27% More likely

43% Less likely

25% About the same

  5% Not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence