CHICAGO (CBS) — If voters are looking for someone to blame for the continued gridlock among the governor and state lawmakers, a political expert said they might want to head for a mirror.
Southern Illinois University’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has reviewed public opinion polls over the past nine years, and director David Yepsen said you can see the roots of current problems there.
“Some of this gridlock that we’re finding in Springfield really is a function of voters. Illinois voters know there’s a budget problem; they don’t want to raise taxes, but they also don’t want to cut spending,” he said. “So it’s little wonder that politicians in Springfield are having trouble sorting this out, because the voters are too.”