Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has edged further ahead in his battle with Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn for the governorship of Illinois.
The latest Rasmussen Report telephone survey of Likely Illinois Voters finds Rauner with a five-point lead – 44% to 39% – over Quinn. Seven percent (7%) like some other candidate in the race, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
In Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the race in mid-April, Rauner was just barely ahead 43% to 40%.
Illinois now moves from a Toss-Up to Leans Republican on the Rasmussen Reports 2014 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
I thought this was sort of interesting, but my hunch is that the race will end up being close enough to steal, and so the Democrats will steal it.