Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Crain's/Ipsos poll: Pat Quinn has dismal approval numbers
Quinn lied about the size of the income tax increase he was seeking in '10, and when his "temporary" hike went into effect the following year, he said it would be used to pay off old bills. Odd thing: Illinois' backlog of bills has risen from $8 billion to $9 billion since then. And we have $83 billion in unfunded pension liabilities.
A Crain's/Ipsos poll finds that only 23 percent of Illinoisans approve of the Chicago Democrats' performance--46 percent disapprove. And two-thirds of Prairie Staters disapprove of how Quinn is handling the economy.
But Crain's finds some good news for Quinn: "Given how poorly respondents say the state is doing, it's surprising that Mr. Quinn's negative ratings aren't higher than 46 percent."
Never underestimate the foolishness of Illinois voters.
(Video) Roger Hedgecock speaks about California and Illinois at RightOnline 2012
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