ICYMI: Sun-Times: Poll shows Pritzker at lower favorability than Trump

By Ideas Illinois

ICYMI: Sun-Times: Poll shows Pritzker at lower favorability than Trump

Voters displeased with Pritzker's job performance, budget proposal

“It’s clear the honeymoon’s over. Governor Pritzker told Illinois families he was different than Bruce Rauner and Rod Blagojevich, however, barely two months into his administration his 'solutions' to our woes seems to be pulling the greatest hits from both of their playbooks - pension gimmicks, kicking the can, excessive spending and cries for more taxes. Governor Pritzker may have won the election but he should not misread that win as a mandate for a massive jobs tax on middle class families.” – Greg Baise, Chairman of Ideas Illinois

Chicago Sun-Times

"A new poll — paid for by a pro-business group opposing a graduated income tax — finds President Donald Trump has a higher favorability ranking in Illinois than both Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan...

Pritzker, ambitiously, wants a progressive income tax approved before the Illinois General Assembly adjourns in May, setting the stage for a lengthy 17-month public campaign leading up to a November 2020 referendum seeking the required change to the state constitution...

The poll asked about the job performance of Pritzker, who has only been in office since Jan. 14. It found that 37 percent said they approved of the governor’s job performance, while 36 percent disapproved. Among Republicans, 69 percent disapproved, while only 16 percent approved. Among Democrats, however, 57 percent approved of his performance, while only 13 percent disapproved. Of independent voters, 29 percent approved of Pritzker’s job performance...

Voters were also asked about Trump, and 41 percent said they approved of Trump’s performance, while 56 percent disapproved. The president’s approval is at 86 percent among Republicans, while his disapproval was at 89 percent among Democrats. Among independents, 42 percent approved, while 51 percent disapproved of his performance. The net job approval — the approval minus disapproval — for the president is at minus 15 percent. The latest Morning Consult poll had Illinois at -23 net approval for a poll conducted in January."

To read the full polling memo, click here.

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