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Illinois Governor: Brady (R) Still Holds Modest Lead Over Quinn (D)

Republican Bill Brady now holds a slightly narrower lead over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in Illinois’ gubernatorial race. 

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Brady, a state senator, picking up 46% of the vote, while Quinn draws support from 38%. Four percent (4%) back Green Party candidate Rich Whitney, and another five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race. Eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see question wording, click here.)

The latest numbers move this race from Solid Republican to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.

Last month, Brady received his highest level of support yet, leading Quinn 50% to 37%. Brady, who has led Quinn in 10 surveys since March, has earned 43% to 50% support. Quinn’s support has fallen in the range of 35% to 40%.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Illinois was conducted on October 4, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 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.

The Illinois race for U.S. Senate between Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias is still neck-and-neck.

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