CRAIN’S: Rauner is way underwater in latest poll

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Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting, “Another day, another bad poll for Gov. Bruce Rauner—and this one is really bad.

According to the survey out today from Morning Consult, Rauner’s popularity with Illinois voters continues to drop, with just 26 percent of those questioned saying they approve of his job performance. With 60 percent disapproving, that gives him a net approval rating of -34 percent, the lowest by far for any governor seeking re-election this year. By comparison, Wisconsin’s 43 percent/50 percent rating for Gov. Scott Walker shows him a bit shopworn, but still within range of clawing out a third term.

Summarizes Morning Consult, “Rauner dropped 10 percentage points in the first three months of the year. He emerged victorious in a March 20 primary contest against state Rep. Jeanne Ives, winning by almost 3 points. Three in 5 Illinois voters disapprove of Rauner’s job performance as he looks to hold off Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker.”…”

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