Sunday, October 14, 2012
Quinn, Madigan Slide In Job-Approval Poll
Job-approval ratings for Democrats Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan are tumbling, according to a new Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll this week. Quinn’s job approval rating was 26 percent, and Madigan’s was at 22 percent statewide.
On the question, “Do you approve of how Pat Quinn is handling state budget issues,” only 19 percent of respondents statewide answered yes.
Quinn, in particular, has made numerous unpopular decisions since becoming governor in 2010, including closing state prisons, hiking income taxes and making various cuts to the state budget but he's not running this year. Madigan is, though. Even though 90 percent of those polled said they are familiar with the Chicago Democrat and few approved of him, 40 percent didn't have any view either way.
The poll questioned 700 registered Illinois voters between Oct. 4 and 8. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.7 percent.
You can read Jayette's report at: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-12/news/ct-met-speaker-michael-madigan-1012-20121012_1_property-tax-law-firm-speaker-madigan-fire-madigan
In the pic: Mike Madigan