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Brady with 10-point lead in new poll

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[April 20, 2010]  BLOOMINGTON -- A new Public Policy Polling result Wednesday showed that Bill Brady is ahead in the governor's race over Pat Quinn by 10 points, 43-33 percent.

HardwareThe PPP poll showed Pat Quinn with a 25 percent approval rating and a disapproval rate of 53 percent. The survey firm said Quinn is one of only three politicians nationwide below what it terms "the Corzine line," a rating lower than that of the defeated governor of New Jersey. Former N.J. Gov. Jon Corzine actually had a 34 percent approval rate before losing re-election last year.

"It's very unusual for someone with Pat Quinn's approval numbers to get re-elected," said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, adding that at this point Brady is "strongly favored" to win.

Three polls in the past month showed Brady with a significant lead against Pat Quinn, between 9 and 13 percent. Comexpress indicated that Brady was beating Quinn 45 to 36 percent. A "We Ask America" poll from earlier in the month put Brady ahead of Quinn 45 percent versus 32 percent. And a Rasmussen poll released on March 8 showed Brady leading Quinn 47 to 37 percent.

"Voters of Illinois are tired of political games and the old way of doing things. They do not want Pat Quinn's 33 percent tax hike, and they do not want more budgets padded with waste and political paybacks," said Brady.

"The release today of the fourth poll in four weeks that shows Bill Brady significantly leading Gov. Quinn demonstrates again that voters in Illinois are looking for new leadership -- a voice for jobs and a clean break from the old politics," said a Brady representative.

[Text from the Brady for governor campaign]

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