There’s quite a substantial lead, undoubtedly among Chicago voters, in favor, at this point in time, for U.S. Senator Democrat Dick Durbin. What have the voters there done regarding Oberweis? The majority has planned, according to the Chicago Tribune, to cast their vote for Durbin, with voting day approaching. So how accurate are the polls that are showing a lead for at least some of the Democrats running for political office?
Incumbent Dick Durbin has already shown his support for Governor Pat Quinn, at a political rally earlier this month. How many Chicagoans are dissatisfied with Pat Quinn? According to reliable reports, the Governor has the greatest number of votes so far. So how does that translate into votes for Bruce Rauner? Is Pat Quinn sustaining his lead? It appears that he is. So how meaningful is the endorsement for Rauner from the Chicago Tribune? Apparently, not meaningful enough. At least that’s the case if you believe Tribune reporters’ coverage, especially on the front page recently.
Reports and mudslinging reveals that Rauner plans to shield the rich from taxes, with Democrats professing that Quinn’s tax moves are necessary. They are also saying, in ads from other Democratic candidates, including Brad Schneider, that Republicans are going to leave the impoverished citizens of the State of Illinois, including those in the City of Chicago, without the government financial support that the majority seems to think they will need. Despite ads from Dold’s prospective constituents and Mark Kirk’s constituents, it appears that the race may be close, with Kirk’s TV endorsement of Dold and his platform, despite Democratic TV ads who are complaining that they will not be able to function financially if Dold wins the election. The question is, how likely is that?
So there is time, it seems, for people in Illinois, including, of course, those in Chicago, to gather more information on the political candidates. With what seem to be daily reports, voters are checking their pocket books and wallets before deciding which candidate they prefer. Are you worried about the outcome of the election and whether or not there will be a good voter turn out? If you’ve got a concern about the tax base and can’t see how Illinois, including Chicago, of course, can afford to have cuts made to schools and money for medicine and doctors, there’s a good chance that you will have the politicians you need to be elected. At least, that’s how it seems quite a few reporters so far, perhaps the majority.