SPRINGFIELD - Republican Bruce Rauner is leading over Governor Pat Quinn in a new poll released by AARP Illinois Monday. In June, 48% of the 802 likely voters age 50 or more picked Rauner and 39% picked Quinn.
The findings also show that 50+ Democrats are less committed to Quinn (77%) than 50+ Republicans are to Rauner (87%). It also showed Independents leaning toward Rauner twice as much as Quinn (50% to 27%).
Other findings in the AARP survey include:
- Likely voters 50 + are worried and concerned about their financial futures. Those who are not yet retired are feeling especially anxious.
- Voters worry that their incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living, especially health costs and taxes.
- Many of those not yet retired worry that a secure retirement will be out of reach. Half say they have postponed or will postpone retirement.
- Voters 50+ are looking to elect candidates who will focus on improving their financial security.
The rest of the Hart/North Star survey is available HERE