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Illinois' Top Republican and Democrats Have Something In Common: Unpopularity

Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan, and Senate President John Cullerton are all underwater, meaning more people disapprove of their job performance than approve.
Fall 2016 Simon Poll
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Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan, and Senate President John Cullerton are all underwater, meaning more people disapprove of their job performance than approve.
Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan, and Senate President John Cullerton are all underwater, meaning more people disapprove of their job performance than approve.
Credit Fall 2016 Simon Poll / Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
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Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan, and Senate President John Cullerton are all underwater, meaning more people disapprove of their job performance than approve.

We’re just over a month away from the election of 2016. It’s a season of campaign advertising, speeches, debates, and of course polling.

Every election cycle, Illinois voters are asked their opinions on a range of issues by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale.

This year, they weighed in on elections for president and U.S. Senate, the popularity state government leaders, and whether Illinois ought to amend its constitution to lock in road-building money.

The Simon Institute’s John Jackson spoke with our Statehouse reporter Brian Mackey.

Brian Mackey interviews John Jackson on the 2016 pre-election Simon Poll.

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Brian Mackey formerly reported on state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. Before that, he was A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.