According to Rich Miller, a new We Ask America poll shows all four Republican gubernatorial candidates beating Quinn.
The poll, taken January 30, found that Senator Bill Brady leads Quinn 48 percent to 39 percent. Bruce Rauner beats Quinn 47-39, and Senator Kirk Dillard and Treasurer Dan Rutherford are ahead of Quinn 46-37.
The self-identified party affiliation in the poll was 22 percent Republican and 38 percent Democrat, while 40 percent said they were independents. Nineteen percent of the polling universe were cell-phone users.
While the poll has Quinn leading his opponents in Chicago, the Republicans average a six-point lead over Quinn in the Cook County suburbs, and a 12 point lead in the collar counties. Downstate is even worse for Quinn, where the GOP candidates average lead is 30 percentage points.
Quinn just barely leads among women, while men are overwhelmingly for the GOP candidates with Brady leading Quinn by 24 points, Dillard by 25 points, and Rauner and Rutherford by 21.
The Republican candidates are also crushing the governor among independents, where they’re averaging a 56-24 lead.
Miller cites the months-long, and un-rebutted Rauner television ad campaign for the results, writing: "The bottom line here is that the mostly union-financed TV advertising attacks on Bruce Rauner, which will supposedly kick off this week, had better do their magic and disqualify the newcomer, or [Rauner] will just stay on the air until the fall, keeping his advertising foot on the governor’s already hobbled political neck for the rest of the year. It won’t be pretty."