Crain’s Chicago Business
According to a survey by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, barely a third of registered voters, just 36 percent, now approve of the job Rauner is doing as governor. A total of 58 percent disapprove. Time and exposure has not helped the Chicago businessman. His disapproval percentage has risen steadily, shifting from 55 percent last fall to 58 percent now, as all of the undecideds broke against him.
The clear takeaway: While no one in Springfield is very popular at the moment, Rauner appears increasingly vulnerable if Chris Kennedy, J.B. Pritzker or any of the other potential Democratic candidates for governor can get their political act together.