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.
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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.
Additional data from this survey will be released at rasmussenreports.com/Illinois. Full demographic data is available to Platinum Members only.
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