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How low can he go?

Friday, Oct 12, 2012

* The Tribune’s latest poll shows Gov. Pat Quinn with a 26 percent job approval rating. Let’s look to history, shall we?

In October 2002, a Tribune poll showed Governor George Ryan had an approval rating of 23-percent,

So, Quinn’s only three points higher than a guy who was obviously headed toward conviction? Yeesh. But at least he’s polling better than Rod Blagojevich was a little over a month before he was arrested by the FBI

The Chicago Tribune reports 13-percent of 500 Illinois voters polled think Governor Rod Blagojevich is doing a good job.

Quinn’s 26 percent is two points lower than his previous Tribune poll low of 28 percent in September of 2010. But, he still won his election that November.

* On to the Tribune’s graphics

Oy.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


27 Comments
  1. - state worker - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 10:17 am:

    There’s a lot of rough stuff up in the air combined with a budget that satisfies no one. Maybe he needs another speech to remind us of the depths of the state fiscal crisis and that he is going to have to handle it without raising taxes.


  2. - wordslinger - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 10:18 am:

    –Quinn’s 26 percent is two points lower than his previous Tribune poll low of 28 percent in September of 2010. But, he still won his election that November.–

    It’s like the one hunter said to the other hunter when they were surprised by a bear:

    “I don’t have to outrun the bear — just you.”


  3. - OneMan - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 10:23 am:

    Don’t worry the social media/grass roots pension storm that is about to be created by Quinn will turn those numbers around…


  4. - Give Me A Break - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 10:28 am:

    And if the GOP win back the Gov’s Office, their approval rating will be at 90% as they will quickly introduce and put votes on all their solutions to fix the state’s issues and state workers will embrace and love their GOP Gov.


  5. - OneMan - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 10:33 am:

    GMAB

    Remember what they call a governor with a 20% approval rating…

    Governor…


  6. - Cassiopeia - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 10:35 am:

    Regardless what sort of fanciful spin the dwindling ranks of Quinn diehards put on this poll the only question unanswered is which democrat will emerge to be on the ballot to replace him in 2014.


  7. - Rich Miller - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 10:39 am:

    ===the only question unanswered is which democrat will emerge to be on the ballot to replace him in 2014. ===

    Today, just today, I’d bet nobody of consequence. We’ll see. But Dan Hynes ran a good campaign and lost. That’ll discourage others. Lisa can’t run if MJM is still in power. Who else is there?


  8. - Loop Lady - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 10:43 am:

    I have a feeling Pat’s gonna have a primary race…or maybe there should be a box on both ballots for none of the above…who in their right mind would want to be at the helm of the sinking ship that is Illinois?…a masochist or a narcisist? We tried that and it didn’t work out so well…SOS!!


  9. - 47th Ward - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 10:44 am:

    On the bright side, Quinn is twice as popular as Blagojevich.


  10. - Loop Lady - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 10:48 am:

    Rich,

    Could any of the retiring Dems be a good prospect?


  11. - here's a question - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 11:06 am:

    What would happen if MJM pledged to step down if Lisa became the nominee? Seems like that could turn the “Fire Madigan” campaign on its head.

    (I’m not saying he would. I’m not saying she would. I’m asking, what would be the outcome if this happened.)


  12. - Rich Miller - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 11:15 am:

    ===I’m asking, what would be the outcome if this happened===

    We aren’t sophomores here. Not sure it’s worth even debating without any evidence of it happening.


  13. - Anonymous - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 11:19 am:

    If Quinn isnt challenged in the D Primary in 2014, and he is the candidate in the fall that year: Tom Cross will have things so easy he can play 36 on election day!!!!!!!!!!!!


  14. - Jerome Horwitz - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 11:20 am:

    It’s a good thing that the governor is not depending on downstate votes to get elected.


  15. - Give Me A Break - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 11:54 am:

    “It’s a good thing that the governor is not depending on downstate votes to get elected.”

    You mean those downstate voters who want smaller government and support lawmakers who say the same thing, while they are driving to their state jobs and fighting closures?


  16. - RNUG - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 12:19 pm:

    /snark on

    Rahm might have to run for Gov in order to get the bailouts he needs to keep Chicago afloat …

    /snark off


  17. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 2:12 pm:

    Maybe Rahm will run for Gov. He tends to depart jobs early.


  18. - Lakeview - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 2:18 pm:

    As long as Quinn stays out of prison, he’ll be the best governor we’ve had in a long time. And I think he’ll be able to stay out of prison.


  19. - Sinister - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 3:04 pm:

    Quinn is done. Big Bird would beat him in the primary.


  20. - RNUG - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 3:10 pm:

    Sinister @ 3:04,

    Yeah, Big Bird is going to need a new job …


  21. - western illinois - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 3:58 pm:

    I agree with Responsa on your Cong Poll thread. Quinn is hurting dems and could cost them the US house
    I wonder what effect he will have on legilative races. If Illinois has a bad election maybe we can get lucky and get rid of him before the 2014 primary.
    i know i am dreaming


  22. - Skeptic Tank - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 4:34 pm:

    9% Downstate approval on state budget issues - that’s incredibly low. Is that the cost shift to school districts that are affecting democrats’ opinions? Or do downstate folks see him as just supporting Chicago?


  23. - Anonymous45 - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 4:48 pm:

    Yeah, I heard a rumor that Rahm is headed back to DC if Barack wins reelection, but I can’t quite get my head around it…a cabinet position or something to such effect…


  24. - RNUG - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 5:16 pm:

    Arthur Andersen,

    We may be on to somthing. Can you imagine a new live reality show with Rahm and Mike going at it every week? If they sign the right contract, the revenue could help balance the State budget …


  25. - wordslinger - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 5:20 pm:

    –9% Downstate approval on state budget issues -

    Cry me a river.

    Seriously, I grew up on a Downstate farm.

    I know who pays and who gets.

    It kills me to see Downstaters considering themselves as victims.


  26. - wordslinger - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 5:34 pm:

    –Quinn is hurting dems and could cost them the US house–

    Dems aren’t in the ballbark for the House, and never have been.

    The Illinois races aren’t the reason, but they haven’t helped.


  27. - wordslinger - Friday, Oct 12, 12 @ 5:40 pm:

    –I heard a rumor that Rahm is headed back to DC if Barack wins reelection–

    I doubt that very much.

    When times got tough on the president with healthcare, Rahm threw him under the bus, anonymously, with the national press corp.

    Awful. Back-stabbing. Everyone knows it. Believe it.


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