From the Chicago Tribune:
With less than two weeks until Election Day, the race for Illinois governor is a dead heat as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made significant inroads among suburban voters, especially women, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.As for Quinn, 43 percent is a terrible place for an incumbent to be in. However, in 2010, Republican Bill Brady led most of the polls over Quinn.
The survey found Rauner with 45 percent support and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn with 43 percent. That's within the poll's 3.5 percentage point margin of error. Little-known Libertarian candidate Chad Grimm had 4 percent, while only 7 percent were undecided ahead of the Nov. 4 election.
A new Tribune poll reveals that Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are in a 'dead' heat in the governor's race. Tribune reporter Rick Pearson explains the data.
The findings represent a sharp turnaround from a similar survey conducted Sept. 3-12 that found Quinn with an 11 percentage point advantage over Rauner. The governor's race has tightened as voters become more focused on the campaign and both sides bombard the airwaves with tens of millions of dollars' worth of negative attack ads on television, radio and newspaper websites. A single Chicago TV station, ABC-7, reported that more than $565,000 was being spent this week to air nearly 300 commercials.
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