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Exclusive Reboot Illinois Poll: Who's Got the Early Lead in the Governor's Race?

Reboot Illinois has an exclusive update on the state of the governor's race based on the results of a poll conducted with We Ask America.

We’re in the midst of what has become the most fascinating Illinois governor’s race in decades. Though the campaign still is in its early stages, the contest between Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner already has become noteworthy for money raised and spent, pointed rhetoric (“Quinnocchio” vs. the “billionaire”) and the sharply divergent styles and philosophies of the candidates.

With just under five months before the Nov. 4 election, Reboot Illinois today begins taking the pulse of the electorate in our first poll. Conducted June 10 and 11 by pollster We Ask America, the survey below contains responses from 1,075 registered voters on the broadest question of the election: “If the election for Illinois governor were held today, for whom would you vote?”

It's still early in the race but this poll provides a glimpse into which candidate is looking good so far and which candidate has some work to do to catch up.

The poll breaks down responses by party affiliation, gender and location in the state.

To see which candidate is currently leading in our poll, along with the break downs referenced above, check out the results here.

This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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Max Smart June 13, 2014 at 03:36 PM
We have been following the money...Right out of our pockets! Dump quinnochio and madigoon!
Independence666 June 13, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Rauner would be a breath of fresh air in the corrupt sorry state. Bottom line........ If the voters of Illinois are stupid enough to reelect Quinn, they deserve every bit of the pain that will bring.
seer. June 13, 2014 at 10:59 PM
The Dems are in deep crap- if the stock market takes a dump before Nov or gas goes higher it will be a Repub landslide
Jo Ann Gindville June 14, 2014 at 01:07 PM
I think Quinn for the most part is an honest guy especially for Illinois who has a record for the most corrupt politicians ever, but when he doubled the fee on our tollways that was it for me. Hike them some yes, but they almost doubled. Bruce Rauner has my vote!!!
Deerfield Resident June 17, 2014 at 06:10 PM
Steve, first of all the liberal media controls everything so who cares if this poll is run by republicans...secondly anytime someone mentions that republicans are successful or that they have money or that they are elite...just reeks of jealousy. Are you jealous of other peoples money? I want my leaders to be successful and know how to make money so hopefully they can use their experience and get this Country and the States back in the black instead of continuing to borrow to pay for their illegals and their constituancy with their constant hand outs! You know the liberal philosophy....ROB FROM PETER TO PAY PAUL AND YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON PAUL'S VOTE! Look at the clown we have in the white house....unless you're a social worker - how can you be happy with his performance? He is death to small business and business in general. The same goes for this lousy liberal group we have here in Illinois. They have no concern for jobs that are leaving the State or families that are leaving the State...they just want to pander to the unions and pensions and drive this State into further turmoil. ANYONE who casts a vote for quinn (small letters) should be ashamed of themselves and is either a union loser or has no sense of how this guy has done in office! His record is a disgrace! Vote for performance people!

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