Bruce Rauner, the billionaire who is a big question mark on guns, is up 14-points over Illinois’ bumbling Governor Patrick Quinn in a poll taken July 28th.
We say “good news, we think” because Bruce Rauner hasn’t reached out to any of the major gun groups in Illinois, nor has he completed and returned the NRA questionnaire sent to candidates, leaving his position largely unknown. Rauner claims to have the “best huntin’ dog in Illinois”, but like Shania Twain says, “that don’t impress us much”.
Patrick Quinn, on the other hand, is a rabid ideologue viscerally opposed to any gun rights for Illinois residents. He vetoed bad concealed carry bill last year, only because he didn’t think it went nearly far enough in terms of restrictive regulations. Even anti-gun Democrats voted to over-ride that veto last year.
Also, for the record, I was one of those people called for this poll. I’m glad I didn’t hang up.
It seemed to be slightly favoring Quinn as his name was always the first mentioned.
The Sun-Times has the story.
Gov. Pat Quinn is facing an increasingly uphill battle against Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, a new We Ask America poll shows.
Rauner is now sitting on a 14-point lead in the poll that was conducted July 28, which is up from his 10-point lead he had in a June poll. Rauner’s boost can be attributed to his economic plan, which includes a state income tax reduction. A poll showed while people don’t believe Illinois can afford this plan, a majority say it makes them more likely to vote for him.