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Poll finds support for Clean Energy Jobs Act, Pritzker approval 56-40, State legislative Democrats more popular than Trump

Thursday, May 28, 2020

* Politico

The Clean Energy Jobs Act, which was a premiere piece of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Covid-derailed budget, still remains popular among the electorate, according to a new poll. The proposal, which would convert Illinois to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, has the support of 82 percent of Illinoisans, according to a survey conducted by Global Strategy Group for the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition. Rep. Ann Williams, who plans to introduce the bill again later in the year, says it would put “thousands of people who have permanently lost their jobs back to work — we can no longer wait to act on climate change.” The poll shows 98 percent of Democrats support the idea, 60 percent of Republicans and 84 percent of Independents. The proposal has high support in Chicago, 93 percent; and Cook County, 85 percent; and then declines some in outlying areas. Northern and central Illinois show 71 percent support; and southern Illinois has 76 percent. The survey was conducted May 18-21 by interviewing 600 residents statewide by landline, cell phone and text and has a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percent.

Toplines are here. Let’s go through some of them. I’ve left out the Lori Lightfoot responses because the MoE was just too high. But you can see them for yourself.

* Favorability…

JB Pritzker 53% Favorable 43% Unfavorable
Democrats in the state legislature 45% Favorable 44% Unfavorable
Donald Trump 39% Favorable 59% Unfavorable
Republicans in the state legislature 37% Favorable 46% Unfavorable

* Job approval…

JB Pritzker 56% Approve 40% Disapprove
Democrats in the state legislature 45% Approve 43% Disapprove
Donald Trump 39% Approve 60% Disapprove
Republicans in the state legislature 38% Approve 47% Disapprove

* Job approval for handling the coronavirus pandemic…

JB Pritzker 60% Approve 38% Disapprove
Donald Trump 40% Approve 58% Disapprove

* Who do you trust more to deal with the coronavirus?…

Pritzker 63%
Trump 37%

* In thinking about the impact of the coronavirus on you, which are you more worried about?…

You and your family’s health and well-being 69%
You and your family’s financial situation 31%

* In thinking about the impact of the coronavirus on the country, which are you more worried about?…

The impact of the coronavirus on the economy as a whole 55%
The impact of the coronavirus on people’s health 45%

* As you may know, there is some discussion about beginning to re-open Illinois, where some, but not all, restrictions and guidelines are loosened. Generally speaking, do you support or oppose beginning to re-open Illinois within the next few weeks?…

Strongly support 37%
Somewhat support 31%
Somewhat oppose 21%
Strongly oppose 11%

* Which of the following two factors contribute the most to the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic?…

People ignoring social distancing guidelines 68%
Federal government reacted too slowly to stop the spread 64%
Too many people without adequate health care 31%
State government reacted too slowly to stop the spread 31%
High levels of pollution which make people more susceptible to coronavirus 4%
Burning fossil fuels which makes people more susceptible to coronavirus 2%

There’s lots more, so click here.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

37 Comments
  1. - GRATE - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:10 am:

    Voters support the name of the “Clean Energy Jobs Act,” but recoil from the substance.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:14 am:

    “But… but… how’s Madigan polling?”

    - IPI, Raunerites, Hateful Eight and their super-super minority fans, Kass, “Statehouse Chick”, Proft, Amy Jacobson…

    … maybe.


  3. - Logical Thinker - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:16 am:

    JB’s numbers are going down from previous polls.


  4. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:25 am:

    Obviously more bad news for the ILGOP. It’s the Trump party now and that of extremists. Haven’t seen that much from ILGOP leadership as far as push-back, at least not on a continual and very public basis. It seems the extremists are taking the oxygen out of the room, in the media with the lawsuits and recall joke. But what do they care about the party’s fortunes as long as they have their little power in their districts?


  5. - Norseman - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:26 am:

    The GA GOP stunts don’t seem to be helping. Perhaps they should try a new tactic, like working on proposals that move the state forward.


  6. - 17% Solution - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:27 am:

    == Voters support the name of the “Clean Energy Jobs Act,” but recoil from the substance.==
    You have a poll about that? Please share.


  7. - The Ford Lawyer - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:29 am:

    I hate to say it, but if you look at the partisan breakdown of the poll, it looks like the Trump and Pritzker favorable/unfavorable tracks right along with party ID. The partisan breakdown itself also seems to be reflective of the last election– i.e. no surprises.


  8. - Back to the Future - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:29 am:

    Being Governor of Illinois has to be an incredibly exhausting job.
    While the Gov’s “Farmer Defense” was a laugh out loud moment, it did involve his family and I think he was right in feeling family issues are off limits.
    Yes, his poll numbers are going down, but he actually seems to be hanging in and has earned a solid vote of support from Illinois residents.


  9. - efudd - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:30 am:

    “JBs numbers are going down”

    Only three comments before a negative spin. Not bad.
    2/3 of those polled approved of his handling this pandemic.


  10. - City Zen - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:32 am:

    ==it would put “thousands of people who have permanently lost their jobs back to work — we can no longer wait to act on climate change.”==

    I’ll be first in line to purchase the solar panels assembled by the TGI Friday’s wait staff.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:36 am:

    === * Job approval for handling the coronavirus pandemic…

    JB Pritzker 60% Approve 38% Disapprove
    Donald Trump 40% Approve 58% Disapprove

    * Who do you trust more to deal with the coronavirus?…

    Pritzker 63%
    Trump 37%===

    The rest to the politics (outside the Clean Energy aspects, which I like seeing, btw) is partisan noise, but leaning towards Dem leadership showing up here in Illinois, led by Governor Pritzker, and the GOP disappointment (*some* unfair to those ILGA GOP folks) led by POTUS.


  12. - 17% Solution - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:37 am:

    == I’ll be first in line to purchase the solar panels assembled by the TGI Friday’s wait staff.==

    Because they’re so stupid, is that what you’re trying to say?

    Why can’t TGI Friday’s waitstaff make good solar panels?


  13. - Arnold - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:42 am:

    Oversampled women. Undersampled Latinos. Net support for CEJA decreases after person learns more about it. No crosstab to support the assertion that 98% of Democrats support CEJA.


  14. - Unstable Genius - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:42 am:

    I am good with the Clean Energy Jobs Act, as long as hydrocarbons are defined as “renewable”, which they are. (I agree with Dr. Thomas Gold.)


  15. - Pundent - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:53 am:

    Looks like leadership is more important than ideology in times of crisis. Pritzker has been willing to address the people of this state every day while the Republicans have been reduced to engaging in stunts to appease a small minority.


  16. - Eloy - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:54 am:

    @17 - what city zen meant to say is TGI friday staff just really isn’t good human capital stock.


  17. - Ducky LaMoore - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 10:55 am:

    “I’ll be first in line to purchase the solar panels assembled by the TGI Friday’s wait staff.”

    What an incredibly ignorant and obtuse statement.


  18. - Fighter of Foo - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 11:01 am:

    Pundent As someone who likes a choice in voting, the real issue in Illinois is the republicans struggle with DECENT candidates through the state. You are correct with the broad brush. I remember a certain Speaker that has been on the record that supermajority is some of his least favorite times to lead. I agree they need to do much better with the candidates other than blame the majority.


  19. - Roman - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 11:02 am:

    == JBs numbers are going down ==

    Different polls and different methodologies, but there is some evidence of that. The “rally around the leader” effect that kicks in during a crisis is likely waning, but he’s still in pretty good shape.

    Rich posted something a few weeks ago about the need for a carrot-and-stick approach. I’d emphasize the carrot ahead of tomorrow’s movement into a new stage and for several days after that, with plenty reminders we’re not out of the woods. He’s proven he can manage the crisis and slow the virus. Now he needs to show voters he can put the state on the road to recovery, otherwise his approval rating will return to pre-COVID levels by the fall.


  20. - Ok - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 11:22 am:

    The poll clearly undersamples utility and energy company executives and the Effingham media market. Fake news.


  21. - Chicago Debs - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 11:30 am:

    It does seem like he’s losing some of the “rally around the leader” uptick, but Morning Consult had him at +43 to 41 disapproval prior to the pandemic.


  22. - Poll Question - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 11:32 am:

    According to the top lines, the poll takers are 52% D/lean D to 37% R/Lean R, how does that mesh with the state as a whole? Do we know what percent of the state is D/R?


  23. - Practical Politics - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 11:40 am:

    “It’s the Trump party now and that of extremists.”

    Mark Kirk and Bruce Rauner were anti-Trumpers. Where are they now? Just sayin’…


  24. - Southern Skeptic - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 11:43 am:

    Two points.

    1) I would view the “do you support CEJA” as a proxy for “do you support clean energy.” In poll after poll the public is widely supportive of clean energy. This is good news for any clean energy legislation which would get similarly strong approval.

    2) 49% of people know someone or have friends and family members who have had Covid. That’s a pretty stunning number for a virus that didn’t exist in this country four months ago.


  25. - Pundent - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 11:43 am:

    =I agree they need to do much better with the candidates other than blame the majority.=

    We also need to hear more than crickets from Durkin and Brady. When the minority leaders are unwilling to put this nonsense in check it leaves people believing that this is the ILGOP platform.


  26. - Fighter of Foo - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 11:58 am:

    Pundent- 100% start from within to lead. It’s almost like they enjoy not having any power and just complaining? Obvious snark.


  27. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 12:06 pm:

    === Mark Kirk and Bruce Rauner were anti-Trumpers. Where are they now? Just sayin’…===

    Narrator: Trump lost Illinois by 16 points.


  28. - OpentoDiscussion - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 12:11 pm:

    According to this poll the state is Democratic with leaners at 52% and Republicans with leaners at 37%.

    Probably accurate enough. Only confirms what I have said before that Illinois is a solid Democratic state. That will be further evidenced by the fact that Trump will pour no resources into Illinois as neither did Bush, McCain or Romney before him.


  29. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 12:14 pm:

    Until the ILGOP removes the Raunerites leading the state party… *and*… dedicates itself to be a statewide party, willing to be in Chicago, Cook, the Collars… the suburbs…

    None of it matters.

    Not Durkin, not Brady, not the phony Raunerites now in the General Assembly because of Bruce Rauner… not even the Hateful Eight… with the five in the Eastern Bloc….

    None of it will matter.

    The two Raunerites at the helm… until they go… the existing failure that is a former, statewide, GOP party… will never re-emerge.

    Skillicorn? Nothing about his tenure in the House is serious. Taking him serious to any discussion of the bigger GOP party problems is like worried about a broken light on a boat with a hole so big water won’t be stopped unless that boat is in dry dock.


  30. - Fighter of Foo - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 12:14 pm:

    OW- Finally run and get off the sidelines. My concern is you don’t have to be for or against Trump even. Give people a choice of decent ideas. Trump has had some great ideas. You can support the policies and not the nonsense that goes with it or the person. The economy was buzzin. Where are the real leaders in Illinois on that side of the aisle?


  31. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 12:21 pm:

    === Finally run and get off the sidelines.===

    I’m good. Internal polling has 41% of Republicans don’t like me, and 59% *really* don’t like me… :)

    With great respect… to this;

    === Trump has had some great ideas. You can support the policies and not the nonsense that goes with it or the person.===

    President Geo. HW Bush… to David Duke;

    “When someone asserts that the Holocaust never took place, then I don’t believe that person ever deserves one iota of public trust. And when someone has so recently endorsed (National Socialism), it is inconceivable that such a person can legitimately aspire to leadership — in a leadership role in a free society. And when someone has a long record, an ugly record, of racism and of bigotry, that record simply cannot be erased by the glib rhetoric of a political campaign.

    So, I believe that David Duke is an insincere charlatan. I believe he is attempting to hoodwink the voters of Louisiana, and I believe that he should be rejected for what he is and what he stands for.”

    Respectfully, you can’t choose the policies, and ignore the core of the vessel delivering that policy or plan.

    You’re very kind to think of me.

    This party isn’t looking for “me”… or me.

    Someday my hope is they look to who they were, and why they were successful too.

    Stay well.

    OW


  32. - Pundent - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 12:41 pm:

    =None of it matters.

    Not Durkin, not Brady, not the phony Raunerites now in the General Assembly because of Bruce Rauner… not even the Hateful Eight… with the five in the Eastern Bloc….=

    A year and a half after Rauner’s defeat, none of these folks are victims at this point, they’re complicit. And they weren’t exactly setting the world on fire before Bruce Rauner. And I would agree, when you embrace division, hate, and racism as your brand, nothing else matters. Even if you do occasionally have a good idea.

    I realize that Durkin, Brady, and others are in a tough spot given the state of the Republican brand these days, but the longer they sit on the sidelines the harder it is to separate them from that messaging.


  33. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 12:58 pm:

    === A year and a half after Rauner’s defeat, none of these folks are victims at this point, they’re complicit. And they weren’t exactly setting the world on fire before Bruce Rauner. And I would agree, when you embrace division, hate, and racism as your brand, nothing else matters. Even if you do occasionally have a good idea.===

    As you grab my comment, I note, since January 2019 until the time I type this, and forward too, I have held them ALL accountable, calling them out, not only on the past, “with receipts”, but even to the disappointment(S) I’ve seen, even going so far as to type they should start all over, eat it, own it, and move forward.

    So, I can concur.

    Also probably why I poll so bad like I said too, lol

    To this?

    === I realize that Durkin, Brady, and others are in a tough spot given the state of the Republican brand these days, but the longer they sit on the sidelines the harder it is to separate them from that messaging.===

    So so so much in agreement.

    There are some incredibly talented people, folks I greatly respect, that are choosing not to move forward, even as the leaders sit in some tough spots, and the party and the seats that exist become more regional and less statewide.

    They don’t need me. They *need* to take the really talented folks, the skilled people I really like and admire… and do the job to rebuild and construct… and in a statewide manner… be those leaders to move the party beyond this want to be smaller, angrier, less urban, more rural… and less inclusive too.

    They need “me” to come back… they just don’t need me to be there to do it.


  34. - All This - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 1:39 pm:

    ==Mark Kirk and Bruce Rauner were anti-Trumpers. Where are they now? Just sayin’ ==
    “Given my military experience, Donald Trump does not have the temperament to command our military or our nuclear arsenal.” — Mark Kirk June 7, 2016

    Mark Kirk didn’t support Trump.

    It’s not true that Rauner wasn’t supporting Trump.


  35. - Candy Dogood - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 1:58 pm:

    It’s nice to see that Lori Lightfoot is being regarded favorably and doing a good job.


  36. - Anonymous - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 4:57 pm:

    So you do a poll where you describe something that most folks generally support, “clean energy”, don’t describe any details, use some leading questions (expected in most polls), and don’t explain the cost to consumers. “Free Clean Energy” and get 84%. Should be higher. Governor polling numbers are lower than they should be and Trumps are higher than other polls. The rejection rate for the polling questions are far too low given the poll and topic. Folks just don’t take long polls.


  37. - Candy Dogood - Thursday, May 28, 20 @ 5:21 pm:

    ===Mark Kirk didn’t support Trump. ===

    He was for Trump before he was against Trump.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/06/07/mark-kirk-reverses-course-and-says-he-will-not-support-donald-trump/


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