CHICAGO - An August 6th poll puts Bruce Rauner over the 50% mark for the first time, and deems Quinn's running mate Paul Vallas as more qualified to be governor, should the need arise.
Over 50 percent of the 1,085 respondents told We Ask America last week that if the election were held that day, they'd pick GOP challenger Bruce Rauner over Democrat incumbent Pat Quinn. The poll puts Rauner at 50.76 percent and Quinn at 37.86, with 11.36 still undecided.
But the respondents said Democrat candidate for lieutenant governor Paul Vallas is better prepared than Republican Evelyn Sanguinetti to step in to run the state if needed - 45.41 to 35.11 - with 8 percent unsure and the rest saying "neither" or "both."
Rauner by far is seen by voters as the reformer more than Quinn, and Rauner much more likely to solve the state's budget problems than the governor.
More tabs and info on We Ask America poll HERE.