Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Poll: 82 percent say Illinois is on wrong track, 62 percent oppose pop tax
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Poll: 82 percent say Illinois is on wrong track, 62 percent oppose pop tax

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

* From a new Public Opinion Strategies poll

(W)ould you say that things in Illinois are going in the right direction, or have they pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track?

    12% RIGHT DIRECTION
    82% WRONG TRACK
    4% NO OPINION (DO NOT READ)
    2% REFUSED (DO NOT READ)

As I’ve said before, I’d really like to know who those 12 percent are.

* Anyway, the American Beverage Association sent me this poll because they wanted to share the results of this question

As you may know there is a proposal in the Illinois State Legislature to put a one cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages including all full-calorie soft drinks and any juice drinks, sports drinks, teas, or flavored waters containing added sugar. For example, under this proposal a ninety nine cent, two-liter bottle of sugar-sweetened drink will be taxed an additional sixty eight cents. This new tax is estimated to raise between $390 to $560 million dollars a year. The revenues would be put into the general fund to help close the five point three billion dollar budget deficit.

Do you favor or oppose this proposed one cent per ounce tax on sweetened beverages? (IF FAVOR/OPPOSE, ASK:) And would you say you STRONGLY (favor/oppose) or just SOMEWHAT (favor/oppose) the tax?

    16% STRONGLY FAVOR
    18% SOMEWHAT FAVOR
    14% SOMEWHAT OPPOSE
    48% STRONGLY OPPOSE
    3% DON’T KNOW (DO NOT READ)
    * REFUSED (DO NOT READ)

    34% TOTAL FAVOR
    62% TOTAL OPPOSE

That’s quite different from another poll result I shared with you the other day. In that poll, taken for the American Heart Association, the tax was supported 56-41.

* Check out this question

Every time government faces a problem the first reaction is to take our money with new taxes. And, when the state runs low on money, the tax will go up and up. The Illinois legislature needs to trim their budget fat and leave our grocery budgets alone.

83 percent found that argument convincing, with 62 percent saying it was very convincing.

* After a bunch of those negative statements, they asked the question about the pop tax again and 73 percent would up opposed while just 26 percent were in favor.

* Methodology

Public Opinion Strategies conducted a statewide telephone survey of registered voters in Illinois on behalf of the American Beverage Association. The survey was completed March 10-13, 2017, among 600 registered voters, including 240 cell phone respondents. The margin of error for a survey of N=600 is ±4.0% in 95 out of 100 cases.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

28 Comments
  1. - Blue dog dem - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 1:59 pm:

    Are we in Kansas City? What the heck is ‘pop


  2. - allknowingmasterofracoondom - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:01 pm:

    Nice Rich. All this (and the trump campaign) tells me polls are just that, polls. They are only capturing a moment of time.


  3. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:01 pm:

    ===I’d really like to know who those 12 percent are===

    13th Warders.


  4. - Judgment Day - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:03 pm:

    “As I’ve said before, I’d really like to know who those 12 percent are.”

    Maybe, Relocation specialists and moving company employees.


  5. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:04 pm:

    Could these folks add up to 12%?

    – Hold SOI bonds.

    – Have an interest in companies that buy old Illinois bills.

    – Are vendors liquid enough to get paid late with interest.

    – .Want to see the social safety infrastructure and public higher ed downsized through social Darwinism.

    – have interests in profitable companies still receiving tax credits despite runaway deficits.

    For those groups, things are going swell.


  6. - Saluki Matt - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:05 pm:

    Rich, I think the 12% are Rauner’s most ardent supporters.


  7. - Michelle Flaherty - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:05 pm:

    Those 12 percent are the Munger employees who landed softly with the administration.


  8. - Walter Concrete - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:06 pm:

    This unpopular tax may be enough to swing some votes against incumbent politicians who support it.

    Chicago has already taxed soft drinks (Cook County is set follow suit this summer).


  9. - Lucky Pierre - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:09 pm:

    Yes Rauner’s most ardent supporters are totally on board without a single reform passing and Madigan’s agenda continuing unchanged for the next two years.


  10. - William j Kelly - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:10 pm:

    I guarantee you that 12% will not be enough to for Rauner to win his Republican primary next year.


  11. - Ducky LaMoore - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:13 pm:

    ===After a bunch of those negative statements, they asked the question about the pop tax again and 73 percent would up opposed while just 26 percent were in favor.===

    Yeah, basically a poll taken to justify an opinion. Not one that is supposed to be a true measure of how people feel.


  12. - Ducky LaMoore - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:17 pm:

    @William J Kelly

    So what are you going to do about it? Bust the caps and drop out? I’ve seen your show already.


  13. - il prof - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:19 pm:

    I can’t imagine who the people are who think IL is on the right track!?

    Madigan will beat Rauner in this fight. He always was going to “win.” A gov. can’t hurt the state and not take the damage politically.

    The question is how many casualties are there before Rauner goes down? And what the heck is he doin now? Is he just tryin to take down a bunch of universities and social services because he can. Or does he still think he’s going to find a victory somewhere, something better than the grand bargain? Does he look at this numbers and still think he can win by running against Madigan?


  14. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:24 pm:

    LOL, LP, what is your planet of origin?

    I’m curious in what world an incumbent governor is immune from any accountability when 82% of the populace thinks a state is on the wrong track?

    You think “that mean little old man won’t let me” is a winner? At best, it’s an admission of impotence.


  15. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:29 pm:

    ==- Blue dog dem - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 1:59 pm:==

    Pop is the term used by most people in the state to describe a carbonated soft drink.

    http://popvssoda.com/


  16. - don the legend - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:41 pm:

    82% wrong track. Let that sink in and then repeat after me, “Pat Quinn failed”.


  17. - blue dog dem - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:55 pm:

    Polling data conducted by the Simon Institute revealed the following:

    Illinois residents calling it ‘pop’=12%.
    Illinois residents calling it Soda=12%
    Chicago residents calling it. Coke=100%


  18. - City Zen - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 3:23 pm:

    ==As I’ve said before, I’d really like to know who those 12 percent are.==

    14% of the state population is over 65 and living on tax-exempt retirement income. If you paid zero in state income taxes, why rock the boat?


  19. - ArchPundit - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 3:56 pm:

    Pop is dominant in the largest population centers of Illinois. The rest of you can pretend to live in the South all you want.


  20. - ArchPundit - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 3:57 pm:

    Precinct Captain–thank you! I forgot the link.


  21. - Enviro - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 4:02 pm:

    The proposed tax on sweetened beverages would raise much needed revenue and offset the cost of health care caused by these beverages.


  22. - Mr. Smith - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 4:15 pm:

    Blue Dog Dem @ 1:59pm:
    Now, now. Be nice to Kansas City. Everything IS up to date there… ;-)


  23. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 4:18 pm:

    We’re going the wrong way, Bruce.


  24. - 61571 - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 5:25 pm:

    12 % still less than proportion of general population with mental health issues.


  25. - Liberty - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 6:16 pm:

    The trouble is we have too many trains all going in different directions with a traffic jam at the station.


  26. - The Dude Abides - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 7:50 pm:

    That 12% are die hard Conservatives and stalwart Rauner supporters who are just as stubborn as Rauner is.


  27. - 4 percent - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 8:17 pm:

    The initial POS poll question is fair and straightforward. Definitely not a push.

    Let’s see the Heart Association poll question. I didn’t see it in your article.


  28. - Arock - Friday, Mar 17, 17 @ 8:16 am:

    The 12% seem to be the Madigan crowd as Illinois is following the same direction it has been the last two decades of running business off and not having a truly balanced budget. Failing to properly fund education, being late in paying their vendors all the same MO of Madigan’s failed leadership.

    And No to the beverage tax, we have a free needle exchange for drug addicts(which is a good thing) but you want to tax beverages that contain sugar, with the middle class taxpayer probably taking the brunt of the hit.


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed until Sunday afternoon
* Pritzker attacks Rauner property tax freeze as "political stunt," outlines his own idea
* Et tu, Diana?
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Rauner claims SDems "caved" to Madigan, Cullerton's office responds
* Question of the day
* Bost pot, meet Bost kettle
* *** UPDATED x2 *** SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - This just in...
* Another hostage goes down
* Firefighters endorse Pritzker
* Dueling press releases: Rauner vs. DGA
* New Rauner video uses TV talking heads to help make his points
* Some suburbs and college towns are shrinking, too
* Today's must-read
* Kennedy's "next phase"
* Pritzker borrows yet another move from Rauner playbook
* *** UPDATED x4 - Civic Committee: Work it out - Rauner: Madigan "intentionally misleading," SDems "caved" to Madigan on grand bargain*** Madigan lays out progress to Civic Committee, asks for help dealing with Rauner
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Poll numbers down, Rauner has work to do in nex.....
* Poll numbers down, Rauner has work to do in nex.....
* Work Comp Reform Really Reform? - Alton Daily News..
* Bernard Schoenburg: Taking heat, but is a chari.....
* Our View: It’s time for the Illinois House to p.....
* Ralph Martire: Raising taxes key to getting Ill.....
* Letter: Rauner is to blame for budget impasse -.....


* EXCHANGE: Son's cancer helps Ursa man see good of humanity
* EXCHANGE: Indian immigrants find home in Forsyth
* Report: Illinois office had contest to close family cases
* Kids age 11 and under may ride Metra for free this summer
* Army veteran receives Bronze Star 64 years after discharge
* Chicago police arrest 30 to curb holiday weekend violence
* Report: DCFS Joliet office had contest to close most cases
* Severe storms packing hail, strong wind likely in central US
* Holocaust survivor, 89, to celebrate bar mitzvah
* WWII bomber plane to appear at Scott Air Force Base show

* Big retirement payouts tiny part of big pension mess
* Big pensions tiny part of big pension mess
* Senate approves workers' comp changes
* Push for downtown Springfield casino taking shape
* Push for Springfield casino taking shape
* Push for smaller Springfield casino taking shape
* Census: Springfield population drops below 2010 levels
* Census: Springfield-Sangamon Co. population drops below 2010 levels
* Senate panel questions state warehouse leasing process
* Senate committee questions the leasing process in which Illinois acquires warehouses

* Like our roundup? Share it around.
* The place where media pain hurts most: Springfield
* For the GOP, it's all about the Benjamins
* Online lender Avant's reboot still hasn't yielded profit
* Mike Keiser knows where golf is alive and well. (It's not Illinois)


* 3 men charged with robbery, attempted carjacking in Elgin
* Man shot during robbery in Woodlawn
* Person rescued from DuPage River in Naperville
* 2 shot while driving in West Woodlawn
* Woman, 25, shot in University Village
* 27-year-old man shot in Marquette Park
* Man shot in Old Irving Park
* Man wounded in Park Manor drive-by shooting
* Man, 19, shot in Lawndale
* Dear Abby: I’m trying to walk, not stop and talk


* All aboard: Joliet Rocket steamin' into town
* Cheap out: Five fun things to do for free
* Quigley says Russia probe is 'in its infancy'
* Chicago in epicenter of charter school teacher contract disputes
* LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 5/28/17
* 11 wounded in city shootings Saturday and Sunday
* Heading to college in the fall? Here's why you'll need a bigger piggybank.
* Frank Lloyd Wright's Mile-High skyscraper never built, but never forgotten
* Going inside the Super Bowl of taxidermy in Peoria
* Lisle home on private road: $1.2M


» 17-Month Old Semaj Crosby’s Death Linked To Systemic, Family Failures
» 17-Month-Old Semaj Crosby’s Death Linked To Systemic, Family Failures
» Senate Passes Workers' Compensation Bills — Most Republicans Reject It
» State Week: Tax Hike Getting Cold Shoulder
» Popular Music Store Finds New Home On Navy Pier
» For West Side Students, Playing Outside Is Protesting Against Gun Violence
» Offline And On Paper: Chicago Teens Make Zines In An Ephemeral World
» Judge Refuses To Dismiss Murder Case Against Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald
» Chicago Firm Will Run $1 Billion Overhaul Of Union Station
» State Committee Approves Tougher Sentences For Repeat Gun Offenders


* Big retirement payouts tiny part of big pension mess
* Statehouse Insider: Seems like we've been this way before
* Ralph Martire: Raising taxes key to getting Illinois' finances in shape
* Bernard Schoenburg: Taking heat, but is a charity announcement so bad?
* Our View: It’s time for the Illinois House to put the people first
* Big pensions tiny part of big pension mess
* Kathleen Murphy: Support your cause through #ILGiveCommunity
* United Way: Addressing education in our community
* Support your cause through #ILGiveCommunity
* Senate approves workers' comp changes


* Mississippi rises above flood stage in Q-C
* Rain possible early today then comes the sun
* Newly elected trustees share their visions for JALC
* PFOP: Airship pays visit to downtown Bloomington in 1910
* To the dogs: 120 breeds compete at local show
* Area Calendar 5/28/17
* Daily Digest 5/28/17
* Army ranger helps grandpa get 'welcome home' veterans deserve
* Connect Transit looks to end 'tripper' routes in August
* Upcoming Services for May 28


* Dismay, anger in France at vandalism of De Gaulle's tomb
* German poll: Lead for Merkel's conservative bloc widens
* The Latest: French Open starts with Petra Kvitova's return
* French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court
* India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protests

* Protesters continue die-in at US Rep. Rand...
* PHOTOS: Protesters stage die-in at Randy H...
* Jim Walz Will Challenge Randy Hultgren for...
* US Rep. Randy Hultgren's office the scene ...
* Second Democrat announces bid to unseat Hu...
* Sweet: Hultgren, Roskam, Kinzinger avoid b...
* Letter: Republicans, prove your patriotism...
* Local Republicans, Democrats praise appoin...
* Greg Hinz on Politics For the GOP, it's al...
* Teacher raised in Yorkville running agains...

* 'Inexcusable:' Durbin, Duckworth slam HUD ......

* 'Inexcusable:' Durbin, Duckworth slam HUD ......

* The Walgreen's on 95th & King Drive is closing
* Volunteers Needed For Windy City RibFest Beer Tents
* Broadway & Wilson Payless Shoesource To Close
* Fresh Harvest Market Opening Soon?
* Pivot Arts Festival: 10 Days of Innovative Performances In Uptown & Edgewater
* Sheridan Park's Dick Uyvari Honored With a Memorial Bowling Tournament On Saturday, June 3rd
* New Business Alert: Ora Oral Surgery & Implant Studio
* Weezie and Her Goslings Do the "Weiss Waddle" To Montrose Harbor
* Free Tours of Hutchinson And Entertainment District As Part of Uptown Saturday Night (June 3)
* Wilson L Construction Update -- Next: The Station Houses


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* 24 hours with the HTC U11!
* iPhone 8 issues found a fix, Essential Products has a date & more – Pocketnow Daily
* T-Mobile portfolio now includes Kyocera DuraForce Pro and Alcatel Go Flip
* Convertibles, Project Treble and Fear China! | #PNWeekly 254
* OnePlus 5 spec claims, Galaxy S8 Iris scanner update & more – Pocketnow Daily
* Ever bought a OnePlus phone? Refer your peeps, share the benefits
* Wireless industry veteran is out as Tidal CEO

* Gonzalez aiming to get back on winning track
* Save 50 percent on MLB.TV this weekend
* Engel relishes whirlwind Saturday in Chicago
* White Sox rally comes up short vs. Tigers
* Gonzalez aiming to get back on winning track
* White Sox rally comes up short vs. Tigers
* Danish, Sox blank Tigers for DH-opening win


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller