With less than a month until voters head to the ballot box, a new poll shows Gov. Pat Quinn with a slight lead over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
The Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll released Tuesday shows that if the election were held today, Quinn would get 44 percent of the vote, compared to 40 percent for Rauner. Libertarian candidate Chad Grimm comes in at 6 percent in the poll.
In previous Reboot polls, Quinn has trailed Rauner by 10, 14 and 9 points.
Last week, two polls painted different pictures of the governor’s race, with one having Rauner with a 6-point lead and another showing Quinn up by 2 points.
The latest Reboot poll was conducted amont 1,097 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
Pat Quinn has passed Bruce Rauner, but there is plenty of maneuvering space left for both candidates, especially in light of nearly 35 percent of voters not that confident they are choosing the right candidate, said We Ask America Chief Operating Officer Gregg Durham. There has been some real upheaval in the location-based crosstabs where Quinn is solidifying his Chicago and suburban Cook County base.
Quinn has a 62-14 lead over Rauner in Chicago and 58-31 in suburban Cook County. Rauner leads Quinn in the collar counties and downstate, by 54-36 and 47-32 margins, respectively.
Via Reboot Illinois