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New poll shows Brady up by 9 percentage points in governor's race
BY DAVE McKINNEY Sun-Times Springfield bureau chief
Republican state Sen. Bill Brady holds a lead of nine percentage points over Democratic Gov. Quinn in the race for governor, according to a new poll that also finds the Illinois race for the U.S. Senate deadlocked.
Brady, of Bloomington, was favored by 38.4 percent of those polled, to 29.8 percent for Quinn.
The survey polled 1,000 registered voters between Sept. 30 and Sunday and was done by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale...
In the governor’s campaign, the poll found that third-party candidates have had little impact on the race, with independent Scott Lee Cohen getting 5.9 percent, Green Party candidate Rich Whitney 2.2 percent and Libertarian Lex Green 1.5 percent.
Slightly more than 22 percent identified themselves as undecided about the governor’s race.
In Chicago, the poll found that Quinn, a Chicagoan, leads Brady by a margin of nearly 54 percent to 16 percent. But the state senator leads in the suburbs, the poll found, by a margin of 35 percent to 29 percent and has a nearly two-to-one lead over Quinn downstate.
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