Looks like the Illinois Governors’ race is back in the Republican column:
Republican Bill Brady holds an eight-point lead over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in the four-way race for governor of Illinois.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Brady, a state senator, earning 45% of the vote to Quinn’s 37%. Democrat-turned-independent Scott Lee Cohen gets six percent (6%) support, and Green Party candidate Rich Whitney has the backing of two percent (2%). Another one percent (1%) favors another candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This race remains Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
Last week, Brady led Quinn 46% to 40%. Whitney received two percent (2%) of the vote, while Cohen earned four percent (4%) support. The previous survey was the first to include Cohen. Prior to that, Brady earned anywhere from 43% to 50% support in surveys dating back to early March. In those same surveys, Quinn picked up 35% to 40% of the vote.