October 24, 2006

IL-Gov: Green Party

SurveyUSA poll
In the Illinois gubernatorial race, a new SurveyUSA poll shows the support of both Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) and challenger Judy Baar Topinka (R) down, with Green Party candidate Rich Whitney surging.

Blogojevich leads with 44%, while Topinka gets 34% and Whitney pulls an astonishing 14%.

Key finding: "Among Illinois independents, the candidates are effectively tied: Topinka gets 31%, Whitney 29%, Blagojevich 27%."
Wow, Rich Whitney is pulling 14% of the vote and 29% of independents. I guess I'm not alone with my dislike of Illinois Democrat Rod Blogojevich. The Illinois GOP continue to make mistakes, they should have ran a conservative candidate rather than a middle of the road Republican Judy Baar Topinka. I'm not in the business of giving advise to the GOP but, outsider conservative will have given Illinois voters a clear choice between an ethically troubled Democrat incumbent who is bleeding support to a Green Party candidate. Judy Baar Topinka needed to win independent vote big over Rod Blogojevich in order to win the election, but the Republican is only up by 2% points to Rich Whitney of the Green Party. Not good. 2006 will be a bad year for Republicans, but this was a winable race due to the fault of Rod Blogojevich.

I think Rich Whitney will at the end only pull at the most 8% of the total vote and Rod Blogojevich will pull at a victory, a hollow victory for Illinois Democratic Party if Blogojevich troubles continue.


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