Republican Illinois Governor more popular than ever in blue state

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is on a roll as his numbers increased dramatically in the most Morning Consult poll from April that gauged the polling numbers of Governors in all 50 states.

Bruce Rauner, the Republican governor of liberal stronghold Illinois, had a substantial bump in approval rating of almost 10 points since September. His disapproval rating also dropped 5 points, showing undeniable proof that Rauner on the right path for re-election in 2018.

“Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) has improved his standing in traditionally blue Illinois. Forty-two percent of Illinoisans now approve of Rauner, up from 33 percent in September, while his disapproval rating has dropped from 56 percent to 49 percent over the same time period.”

Rauner took the office in 2015, the first Republican to do so since 1998. As one might expect, Rauner has faced significant criticism from the liberal bastion that is Chicago. Rauner won every county except for Chicago’s Cook county, and the Chicago liberal media has been quick to blame Rauner for any problems the state has, but voters are seeing the progress he has made in turning the state around.  

Meanwhile, the Democrat candidates seem to be at war in Illinois.  Most recently, the billionaire heir of the Hyatt Hotel fortune went so far as to distance himself from his family’s hotel chain as their policies towards workers is giving him fits among union workers.  Early reports on the campaign trail indicate his status in the race may be short lived as is facing very stiff competition from Chris Kennedy of the Kennedy clan.