Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) heads into his re-election campaign as the “most unpopular governor” that Public Policy Polling has measured, according to a survey from the Democratic-leaning pollster released on Thursday.
The automated poll shows Quinn nursing a paltry approval rating of 25 percent. Sixty-four percent of Illinois voters disapprove of the job he is doing. Moreover, Quinn trails in two out of the three hypothetical 2014 general election matchups tested by PPP. His lone lead is a one-point edge over Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL).
And Quinn, who succeeded disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) in 2009, has few allies within his own party. The poll shows that Illinois Democrats would rather see former White House chief of staff Bill Daley or state attorney general Lisa Madigan represent the party in the 2014 gubernatorial race instead of Quinn.