CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn said he’s not worried about a new poll showing Republican challenger Bruce Rauner more than a dozen points ahead among likely voters.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the Democratic incumbent seemed unfazed by a Chicago Sun-Times opinion poll showing Rauner leading the race 51-38.
Quinn insisted he has Rauner just where he wants him.
“There’s 12 weeks from tomorrow [before the November election], and I’ve been underestimated. I’ve been an underdog in every race I’ve been in, and last time around, they said I was out. Turned out I won,” he said. “I have total confidence that our campaign and our issues will prevail.”
He also dismissed figures showing voters surveyed feel Rauner is the reformer in the race, not Quinn.
“I have a record of reform that I’m very proud of. I started the Citizens Utility Board more than 30 years ago. We have raised the minimum wage in the past, we’ve got to do it again. I have disclosed my income tax returns and schedules every year I’ve been in public office,” the governor said.
Quinn chided Rauner for not disclosing all of his income tax schedules.
Craig DellimoreCraig Dellimore, political editor for WBBM, joined the station in 1983 after working for several years with the Associated Press Radio Network in...More fromCraig Dellimore