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Simon Poll: Pritzker job approval at 51/38, Trump at 39/58, Sanders leads Dem field

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

* Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

For Governor Pritzker, who is not on the ballot this year, 51 percent approve of the job he is doing, and 38 percent disapprove. The governor, in his second year in office, has a net positive approval rating of 13 percentage points.

When controlling for party, there are stark differences. Among Democrats, the governor enjoys a 77 percent approval to 14 percent disapproval rating. Seventy-three percent of Republicans disapprove and 20 percent approve of Pritzker’s job performance. Independents are in the middle, with 44 percent approval to 43 percent disapproval.

As for the geographical breakdowns, 68 percent of Chicago voters approve and 22 percent disapprove. In the Chicago suburbs, his approval rating is 53 percent, while disapproval is at 36 percent. Downstate 38 percent of the voters approve of the job the governor is doing and 52 percent disapprove.

Governor Pritzker had been in office only two months when the 2019 Simon Poll was done. In that poll, 40 percent approved or strongly approved of the job he was doing while 38 percent disapproved or strongly disapproved. At that time we noted that Pritzker had not enjoyed much of a honeymoon in his new office. This means that his approval rating is up by 11 percent, while his disapprove rate remained the same over the ensuing year.

“In last year’s poll, we speculated that the governor’s relatively low approval rating meant that voters had given him a short ‘honeymoon period,’” said Charlie Leonard, one of the co-directors of the Simon Poll. “However, given these results a year later, it seems more likely that last year’s large ‘undecided’ group of voters have come around to a positive appraisal of Governor Pritzker’s performance, given that his disapproval rating is virtually identical.”

Sen. Dick Durbin’s job approval was 52 percent, with a disapproval of 36 percent. President Trump’s approval is at 39 percent, while 58 percent disapproved.

* Some of these numbers are ten days old. The poll was conducted February 10-17

On the Democratic side, 22 percent said they would support Senator Sanders; 17 percent said they would vote for former Mayor Bloomberg; and 14 percent planned to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden. The top three were followed by former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 13 percent and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar at 8 percent. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren received 6 percent while the remaining candidates were at one percent. […]

In Chicago, 22 percent of likely Democratic primary voters supported Sanders; 22 percent supported Bloomberg, while Biden came in third at 14 percent. In the Chicago suburbs (Cook County outside the city plus the collar counties of DuPage, Will, Kane, McHenry, and Lake) 21 percent supported Sanders, 16 percent planned to vote for Bloomberg, and 15 percent supported Biden. Downstate 23 percent supported Sanders, Buttigieg came in second at 17 percent, followed by Bloomberg at 15 percent and Biden in fourth place at 10 percent.

* Methodology

The poll of 1,000 registered voters was conducted between February 10 and 17. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. Registered voters were asked about their likelihood of voting, with a subgroup of them identified as “likely voters.” This group (N = 821) included 58 percent saying they would vote in the Democratic Primary and 28 percent saying they would vote in the Republican Primary. These subsamples of likely voters have margins of error of 4.5 and 6.4 percentage points, respectively.

More at the link.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

39 Comments
  1. - Bertrum Cates - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:09 pm:

    Seven days in the field with a horse race poll?


  2. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:12 pm:

    === As for the geographical breakdowns, 68 percent of Chicago voters approve and 22 percent disapprove. In the Chicago suburbs, his approval rating is 53 percent, while disapproval is at 36 percent.===

    Oh… add this too…

    ===President Trump’s approval is at 39 percent, while 58 percent disapproved===

    How do ya think the HGOP and SGOP campaigns feel reading these numbers in Cook and the Suburbs?

    Donald Trump commuted Rod Blagojevich.

    That’ll help these numbers.

    They sit at 44 and 19… with this polling, today.


  3. - OpentoDiscusssion - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:18 pm:

    Illinois is a Deep Blue state. Trump has written it off as have Republican presidential nominees since Reagan.

    The ILGOP is lost and going nowhere- except down.


  4. - Annonin - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:20 pm:

    It is not really a horse race poll..there will be more data releases. remember this is the poll that usually has everyone wantin’ more stuff but not willin’ to pay.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:24 pm:

    === Illinois is a Deep Blue state.===

    … and yet, just 4+ years ago, Illinois had a GOP Senator, 3 of 6 statewide offices were GOP controlled (Gov, LtG, Comptroller) and had 3 additional GOP congressional seats (6, 10, 14)

    Between Rauner, Trump… the regional angst, the shrinking of party… the GOP lost all that… and are at the lowest numbers in the GA since “Mike Madigan” ever was a Speaker.

    Sometimes it’s about “who” you run, why they run where, and being a big tent to win more voters.

    Lazy, angry folks default to “Blue State” silliness.


  6. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:27 pm:

    ===just 4+ years ago, Illinois had a GOP Senator, 3 of 6 statewide offices were GOP controlled (Gov, LtG, Comptroller) and had 3 additional GOP congressional seats (6, 10, 14)===

    Can’t stress that enough. Nobody is entitled to wins. They have to be earned.


  7. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:36 pm:

    Pritzker delivered in a big way for Democratic voters and left-leaning independents. He accomplished so much in his first year, on lots and lots of promises, more than anybody’s ever seen [/s]. Very good news for JB so far.


  8. - @misterjayem - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:36 pm:

    “Nobody is entitled to wins. They have to be earned.”

    Nevertheless, the GOP will soon put the likes of Peter Breen and Jeanne Ives on suburban ballots, and then wonder why they just can’t catch a break.

    – MrJM


  9. - DuPage Saint - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:43 pm:

    Yes but the GOP will win with Oberweis. /s


  10. - OpentoDiscusssion - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:45 pm:

    No matter how you spin it Illinois is still a Deep Blue state and ever more so as time progresses.

    The last time Illinois went for a Republican nominee at the Presidential level was when Bush 1 beat a hapless Dukakis.

    By the end of the 1990’s the IlGOP has been in a deep dive and it shows it at all levels- whether the Congressional delegation or the GA.

    Sure Rauner did beat Quinn whose number was up and Rauner just barely beat him

    Get real and deal with the present. Illinois is a Deep Blue state.


  11. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:49 pm:

    ===Illinois is still a Deep Blue state and ever more so as time progresses.===

    And yet you seem incurious as to why that may be the case. Any ideas why the ILGOPs can’t seem to turn things around?

    Or are you just a complainer?


  12. - Jibba - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:51 pm:

    ” his approval rating is up by 11 percent”

    I guess people just like government to work, and feel it can be a force for good.

    Note that 4 of the top 5 Dem contenders are moderates, not progressives. Illinois may be blue, but we are not way left.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:54 pm:

    === No matter how you spin it===

    lol, facts, not spin,

    === The last time Illinois went for a Republican nominee at the Presidential level was when Bush 1 beat a hapless Dukakis.===

    .., and yet had Edgar, Ryan, and Rauner as governors. Had JBT win statewide, heck in 1994, the GOP ran the table…Rutherford won, Kirk went to the Senate… but you ignore it…

    === By the end of the 1990’s the IlGOP has been in a deep dive and it shows it at all levels- whether the Congressional delegation or the GA.===

    Just 4+ years ago, it was 10-8 Dems and a split Senate

    === Sure Rauner did beat Quinn whose number was up and Rauner just barely beat him===

    Win is a win

    === Get real and deal with the present. Illinois is a Deep Blue state.===

    (Sigh)

    Illinois wholly rejected Rauner, his phony statewide ticket that outside the Attorney General (Harold) no one can name another statewide nominee without the Google Key

    Rauner burned down the statewide ticket to lower turnout to only lose by 16 points.

    A small thinking GOP tent that was cut off from RaunerBucks (HGOP, SGOP).

    Earn wins.

    I’ll leave you and my “uncle in law” Johnny to discuss the Deep Blue nonsense.

    (Tips cap to Rich. Thanks.)


  14. - OpentoDiscusssion - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:54 pm:

    @47th Ward.

    Just observing reality. Do you disagree or are you just complaining about my comment.


  15. - Nick Name - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:59 pm:

    ===Illinois is a Deep Blue state. Trump has written it off as have Republican presidential nominees since Reagan.===

    Bush 41 took Illinois, and in fact Illinois had traditionally gone to the winner in presidential elections until the 2000 election (1976 being an exception).

    https://tinyurl.com/vh4o73o


  16. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:00 pm:

    You sound like a helpless victim of the mean old Democrats who won’t let your party win any elections in Illinois.

    I guess I’d like to know if you’ve given any thought as to why you think Illinois is hopelessly blue. What messages/messengers/policies do you think would get more Republicans elected?

    If you’re open to discussion, feel free to, you know, discuss.


  17. - OpentoDiscusssion - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:01 pm:

    @ Oswego,

    “Illinois wholly rejected Rauner, his phony statewide ticket that outside the Attorney General (Harold) no one can name another statewide nominee without the Google Key

    “Rauner burned down the statewide ticket to lower turnout to only lose by 16 points.”

    Totally agree with your comment. I voted for Quinn the first time and did not vote for Governor in 2018. Does not change the reality of what I said.

    If I am wrong and the state at least gets a GOP House or Senate or a lead in the Congressional delegation then I will stand corrected.

    As I said the reality for the foreseeable future is that Illinois is a Deep Blue State. But I am glad you are so optimistic for the Republicans in this state.


  18. - OpentoDiscusssion - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:04 pm:

    - DuPage Saint - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:43 pm:

    Yes but the GOP will win with Oberweis. /s

    Yea, another loser.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:08 pm:

    ===… did not vote for Governor in 2018. Does not change the reality of what I said.===

    You’re playing yourself, LOL

    Why didn’t you vote for Rauner? Think on that then your deep blue thingy.

    === If I am wrong and the state at least gets a GOP House or Senate or a lead in the Congressional delegation then I will stand corrected.===

    Which GOPer has a shot at a pickup? It’s not like we’re seeing top talent, and further, the Crane/Walsh old seat… Raja is unopposed in the fall.

    You wanna whine, but you can’t see truth.

    === As I said the reality for the foreseeable future is that Illinois is a Deep Blue State.===

    That’s up to a party that right now embraces old, angry, white, and rural and refuses to battle in Chicago, Cook, even the Collars.

    Nothing will be given, a diverse party wins more seats.

    === But I am glad you are so optimistic for the Republicans in this state.===

    No, i have institutional knowledge and history to realize a big change can bring better results, it’s not hopeless unless it’s forced to be.


  20. - OpentoDiscusssion - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:10 pm:

    - Nick Name - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 4:59 pm:

    ===Illinois is a Deep Blue state. Trump has written it off as have Republican presidential nominees since Reagan.===

    Bush 41 took Illinois, and in fact Illinois had traditionally gone to the winner in presidential elections until the 2000 election (1976 being an exception).

    I noted that Bush beat Dukakis.

    As for the rest of your comment, it reflects the new reality in this state and you picked a year “2000′ that is as good as any other for the beginning of the break down of Illinois as a Swing State.

    Interesting how many DEM supporters are critical of my comments which are more thought out than many on this site.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:11 pm:

    === Interesting how many DEM supporters===

    I’m not a Dem, quit being a victim.


  22. - OpentoDiscusssion - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:11 pm:

    @oswego,

    You’re playing yourself, LOL

    Still not funny. When are you going to realize that being snarky is not stating your case.


  23. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:14 pm:

    - OpentoDiscusssion -

    Friend, your case is victimhood, I can’t help you don’t like how things went down, it’s not a Deep Blue State, it’s poor choices, campaigns, party building.


  24. - OpentoDiscusssion - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:16 pm:

    I seem to get a lot of attention for a rather innocuous statement:

    “Illinois is a Deep Blue state. Trump has written it off as have Republican presidential nominees since Reagan.

    The ILGOP is lost and going nowhere- except down.”

    Obviously I hit a sore point with the liberal crowd on this site. Of course, that is often what happens when one points out an inconvenient truth.


  25. - OpentoDiscusssion - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:17 pm:

    seem to get a lot of attention for a rather innocuous statement:

    “Illinois is a Deep Blue state. Trump has written it off as have Republican presidential nominees since Reagan.

    The ILGOP is lost and going nowhere- except down.”

    Obviously I hit a sore point with the liberal crowd on this site. Of course, that is often what happens when one points out an inconvenient truth.


  26. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:25 pm:

    === I seem to get a lot of attention for a rather innocuous statement:===

    No, lol, it’s tiring the ignorance to the actual when it comes to the politics of this state. At the end of the bar yelling at a tee-vee, you sound smart and in tune. This ain’t that type of bar or Facebook. I’m tired of fighting for a better party, for a better state than have to read that drivel.

    If anything, it’s not that you’re all that special or that sentence is either, it’s that it’s as stale as weeks old bread and needs to go in the trash.

    === Obviously I hit a sore point with the liberal crowd===

    Put that on Facebook and like it 100 times if it makes you feel better, ‘cause that’s not true either.


  27. - Demoralized - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:28 pm:

    ==are more thought out than many on this site==

    Kinda full of yourself aren’t you?


  28. - OpentoDiscusssion - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:34 pm:

    “Kinda full of yourself aren’t you?”

    NO but this statement is:

    No, lol, it’s tiring the ignorance to the actual when it comes to the politics of this state.


  29. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:38 pm:

    - OpentoDiscusssion -

    Friend…

    It was just 4+ years ago, Illinois had a GOP Senator, 3 of 6 statewide offices were GOP controlled (Gov, LtG, Comptroller) and had 3 additional GOP congressional seats (6, 10, 14)

    Illinois wholly rejected Rauner, his phony statewide ticket that outside the Attorney General (Harold) no one can name another statewide nominee without the Google Key

    Rauner burned down the statewide ticket to lower turnout to only lose by 16 points.

    A small thinking GOP tent that was cut off from RaunerBucks (HGOP, SGOP).

    That’s a history of these last challenging years.

    Nothing turned more Blue, the ILGOP was hijacked, burned down, and Rauner and Trump aren’t popular.

    Go watch the tee-vee at the end of the bar or discuss these facts. Up to you.


  30. - FormerParatrooper - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:57 pm:

    Open to discussion, the ILGOP has put up bad candidates, that’s why they didn’t get elected. The Republican Party has lost its way, and has alienated too much of the voter base. This is especially true in Illinois where Rauner was able to get elected because he was not Quinn. Rauner tried to destroy the Party, he acted like a rabid dog and now we have JB, because he was not Rauner.

    My Party used to be able personal responsibility, pulling yourself by your bootstraps and making your way thru life without blaming others for your failures. It was about helping your fellow man gain his own traction so he could achieve as well. Now I don’t know what the Party is about because those who are leading it here don’t seem to know either.

    For me personally I can’t stomach what the Party has become. I don’t fit into what they are projecting and I don’t fit in with the Ds either. When the Rs get back to their roots, run real candidates and have a message of what they want to do, they will again be electable.


  31. - May Soon Be Required - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 6:56 pm:

    It will be interesting to see the numbers after Rod starts going after Governor Pritzker


  32. - Bruce - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 7:25 pm:

    We’re only at the appetizer stage. Wait til the check comes. JB is not picking up that check himself.


  33. - Excitable Boy - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 7:48 pm:

    - after Rod starts going after Governor Pritzker -

    Yeah, Rod was/is so popular I’m sure his criticism will hurt JB. You people live in fantasy land.


  34. - Archibald Don - Friday, Feb 21, 20 @ 6:38 am:

    Born in Chicago, our family abandoned IL 40 years ago for Texas and haven’t looked back since.

    IL is a failed state - politically and financially.

    The Dems are corrupt. The other party is spineless. I.e., a UniParty state, like the old USSR. It’s a toilet that needs flushing.


  35. - Demoralized - Friday, Feb 21, 20 @ 7:15 am:

    Glad you left Archibald. Good riddance


  36. - efudd - Friday, Feb 21, 20 @ 8:07 am:

    “haven’t looked back since”

    Except to comment on a blog that is 100% Illinois-centric?????


  37. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 21, 20 @ 8:21 am:

    === Except to comment on a blog that is 100% Illinois-centric?===

    … at 6:30am, on a Friday… comically sad.


  38. - West Side the Best Side - Friday, Feb 21, 20 @ 8:29 am:

    Depending on where in Texas could be 0530.


  39. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 21, 20 @ 9:53 am:

    === Yes but the GOP will win with Oberweis. /s
    Yea, another loser.===

    In the last week I received two mailers from New Prosperity telling me that Jim is friends with JB and Madigan - including pictures. So, there’s that.


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