Friday, November 30, 2012

Illinois' Quinn is America's most unpopular governor

Illinois is broken
How does a governor become unpopular? By lying to voters about the size of an increase in the state income tax he was seeking, as Pat Quinn did two years ago.

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.

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.
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