Survey Says: Illinois Is On The Wrong Track

Mar 4, 2016

Credit Brian Mackey / WUIS

  A majority of Illinois voters do not believe that Illinois is headed in the right direction. That's according to a new poll, from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

One thousand voters were asked if they believe Illinois is on the "right track." Eighty-four percent of them answered "no." It comes as Illinois is in the midst of a historic budget impasse.

That may have affected voters' opinion of Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Half of those polled say the Republican is not doing a good job; 41-percent approve of Rauner's leadership. Both his approval, and disapproval ratings, are up from last year.

However only 32 percent of respondents say they've been directly impacted by the budget impasse, by losing a job, or by feeling the impact of social service cuts or cuts to higher education.