|Illinois is broken|
In April, the Chicago Democrat said he was "put on Earth" to fix Illinois' $100 billion unfunded pension liability. Clearly Quinn was put on Earth to do something to do something else--such as fail to win reelection in 2014.
More from the Chicago Sun-Times:
With only one in four Illinois voters approving his job performance, Gov. Pat Quinn is the least popular in the country and would lose in head-to-head pairings against two of three Republicans eying his job in 2014, a newly commissioned survey found Thursday.Related post:
Just 25 percent of voters in Illinois approved of the work Quinn is doing, while 64 percent disapprove, the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling firm found. That level of support made him “the most unpopular governor [it] has polled on anywhere in the country this year,” the polling firm said.
If a general election were held today, Quinn would lose to state Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) by a 44 percent to 37 percent and to state Treasurer Dan Rutherford by a 43 percent to 39 percent margin, the firm reported.
Gov. Pat Quinn's bizarre pension video
Technorati tags: pensions Politics economy news Patrick Quinn pat quinn government taxesillinois politics
The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago's Democratic Machine (Google Affiliate Ad)