Poll: Rauner 7th most unpopular governor in the country
Thursday, Feb 1, 2018
* Yeah, it’s Morning Consult, and their methodology is more than a bit opaque, but they’ve got Gov. Rauner’s job approval numbers, so let’s take a look…
According to the firm, he’s more unpopular than Maine’s Paul LaPage, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Michigan’s Rick Snyder.
* But here’s something interesting. Morning Consult released a poll last summer that was taken April 1 through July 10. Here are Rauner’s numbers…
So, he was still underwater back then, but he was doing significantly better than he is now.
What changed? Well, do you remember what happened on July 10th, the last day of the poll? The governor began a purge of his administration by firing his chief of staff Richard Goldberg and bringing in people from the Illinois Policy Institute.
By the time the next results were released in October, Rauner’s approval rating fell to 30 percent and his disapproval had risen to 55 percent. Pretty much exactly where they are today.
…Adding… Pritzker campaign…