Illinois Working Together Statement on Bruce Rauner's Sagging Poll Numbers


Tuesday August 2, 2016
Contact: Jake Lewis, Illinois Working Together

A recent poll commissioned by The Illinois Observer shows Governor Bruce Rauner losing in a hypothetical re-election matchup by nine points.

Illinois Working Together Campaign Director Jake Lewis released the following statement regarding Governor Bruce Rauner's sagging poll numbers:

"It's no surprise that the vast majority of Illinoisans would not re-elect Governor Rauner. After all, it was Bruce Rauner's reckless pursuit of his radical, anti-worker agenda that created a crippling and unnecessary budget impasse, devastating the state's social safety net. Governor Rauner's term in office has been a total failure since Day One, and the harm that he has inflicted on the people of Illinois may take years to heal. Illinoisans are sick of the governor's divisive brand of politics that has achieved nothing except causing widespread damage to Illinois' seniors, families, and economy.

"Though the 2018 election is still some time away, it is clear that Illinoisans have already rejected the extreme Rauner agenda. It is now up to the governor to listen to the people and drop his demands once and for all."


About Illinois Working Together
Illinois Working Together is a coalition defending all working families from anti-worker attacks. Illinois Working Together believes that Governor Rauner's wrong priorities seek to harm hardworking families and communities throughout Illinois while protecting the wealthiest. The Coalition's goal is to stand up and fight back against the governor's political attacks and threats - and protect the vital services all Illinoisans rely on. It is time to get Illinois working together.

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