SPRINGFIELD-Private equity investor Bruce Rauner is maintaining a strong lead over his three Republican rivals for governor with state Sen. Kirk Dillard now positioned as the No. 2 contender, a new poll found Tuesday.
We Ask America, the polling arm of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, had Rauner with nearly 36 percent among those surveyed with Dillard, R-Hinsdale, at 17 percent.
State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, registered 13 percent while state Treasurer Dan Rutherford trailed the pack with 7 percent.
Those findings came from an automated poll of 1,178 likely Republican voters taken on Tuesday night. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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