Quinn’s political circle is small and lately, unstable. Quinn recently parted ways with his longtime political consulting firm, AKPD Message & Media. Last week, Quinn dropped pollster Anzalone Liszt Research Inc.
Actually, Quinn’s campaign didn’t say that it “dropped” the polling firm. It quit. Imagine having to start all over with a new pollster this close to an election. Unreal.
One-in-five Illinois voters (22%) consider themselves to be a part of the Tea Party movement. This is slightly lower than involvement nationally.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds that 63% do not associate themselves with the Tea Party, and 15% are not sure whether their views are in line with the movement.
Forty-five percent (45%) of voters in the state think the Tea Party is good for the country, which is right in line with national sentiments. Twenty-nine percent (29%) disagree and say it is bad for the country, while 14% feel it is neither good nor bad. Another 12% are not sure what kind of impact the Tea Party movement has on the country. […]
Forty-one percent (41%) of Republicans consider themselves Tea Party members, while 10% of Democrats and 21% of voters not affiliated with either major political party do the same.
Similarly, a solid majority of GOP voters and unaffiliateds feel the Tea Party movement is good for the country, while a plurality of Democrats disagree.
Beloved VanillaWife saw Quinn ad about Brady and taxes and was upset about Brady until I told her about Brady not owing taxes. Then she got angry that Quinn led her on like that.
So the accusation does hurt Brady until the facts come out. Also it is in Brady’s interest to keep his ad on air explaing Quinn’s accusations. Voters like VanillaWife are needed by Quinn. Id the Governor is shown to be misleading on this, Quinn loses.
I am intrigued by the concept that slightly fewer people identify themselves as Tea Partiers in Illinois. I would have expected that in this blue and very moderate state the Tea Party would have had significantly less traction….
The Governor’s election is all but over- Quinn had two years to demonstrate he could govern and failed- the only question is how much damage he does to the rest of the D’s on ballot- Brady will inherit a mess and God help us if he also fails to step up and do something constructive-
BTW did you tell the wifey that NoTaxBill was still rolling around in the Porsche and sipping pina coladas at the FL condo while his non union work force continued to slap up the substandard homes the Brady’s are famous for?
Or did you give the line that NoTaxBill could not pay any taxes because of Obama’s bailouts?
I liked the poll at the end of the post. I’d consider myself an independent, that leans more to the republican side, but I think the tea party movement is good. I think the political system in our country needs a shake up, not a shake down. It would be really interesting to see a major third party player develop sometime soon. Maybe the threat of a viable 3rd party would get the Reps and Dems back to working for the people that voted for them, not for the next campaign contribution.
“…I think the tea party movement is good. I think the political system in our country needs a shake up, not a shake down. It would be really interesting to see a major third party player develop sometime soon. Maybe the threat of a viable 3rd party would get the Reps and Dems back to working for the people that voted for them, not for the next campaign contribution.”
I agree. Personally, I would rather see a third-party either dead center on social issues, or one purely focused on financial than social, but either way any alternative that gives citizens a choice instead of settling for party mediocrity on either side of the aisle is an improvement.
Not arguing with you, just want to point out that “dead center on social issues” is defined differently by just about every person. … and talk about a candidate who wouldn’t want to answer a question….wow.
Alexi only had 1 million bucks left in his bank account at the last filing. Will be interesting to see how he is doing now, because 500k is a lot for a guy to spend on just one week given his scarce resources.
For those of you who support Pat I guess my question is how do you think he has done so far and if you don’t think he has done that well do you think it will be better over the next 4 years if he wins.
Will he get better at being governor?
Also what do the campaign firings and departures say about Pat?
here’s a question: do you consider the Tea Party to be
a grass roots movement or is it astroturfed? Think Progress has been following the Tea Party funders, and it’s
not just Dick Armey, but industrial brothers named Koch
whose donations make George Soros look like a lightweight.
be afraid, very afraid.
Most of the tea party people I know seem to be Nixon’s silent majority … only this time they aren’t silent, they are po’ed … and are more than happy to have a few angels in the background providing some of the funding to offset the Wall Street bankers and Hollywood know nothings …