In the latest poll for the race for Governor of Illinois, the results show Bill Brady leading Pat Quinn by eight points. Rasmussen Reports have Brady with 45% of the popular vote and Quinn with only 37%. After last week’s gubernatorial debate, the slight gain for Brady is not surprising. Last week before the debate at Chicago’s ABC 7 building, Quinn was showing a popular vote of 40%. Down three points in a week, Pat Quinn needs to step it up on the campaign trial with the election growing very near.
What will this mean for Illinois and for me?
As I have explained in previous articles regarding both Quinn and Brady, I believe this election is make or break for Illinois. According to these numbers now, Illinois and I both have alot riding on eight simple points for the favorite vote. The good news? There is still an eight percent undecided statistic out there. That is almost enough to give me a glimmer of hope that the worst is not yet coming to Illinois.
Alot of people are associating Quinn with former Governor Rod Blagojevich. While it is true that Quinn is only the current Governor now because Blagojevich was impeached, he should not get heat for something he had no dealings with. Yes he was Lt. Governor, but I believe he was not in with Blagojevich as many assume. Bill Brady is a ticking time bomb waiting to get into the Governor’s office and cause some chaos. He is anti-abortion on all counts which even includes rape and incest. Brady wants to lower the minimum wage by a dollar to match the national level.
If the numbers the polls are projecting are anywhere near to being accurate, Illinois and I am in for a world of trouble. Currently I depend on my insurance to cover birth control, which will end if Brady gets elected. He wants to have each individual cover their own costs for birth control. I can’t understand why he would want this, especially if it has potential to increase teen pregnancy and create more unwanted pregnancies without the option of abortion. I can certainly understand Brady being pro-life, but his stance on completely outlawing abortion is nonsense. I had a test done while I was pregnant with my daughter to check for possible birth defects. The doctor told me that if the baby did indeed have anything wrong with him/her, I would be given the option to terminate (essentially have an abortion). Luckily, nothing was wrong with my daughter but had their been, I cannot honestly say I would have opted to have her. Upon given medical reasons or in cases of rape and incest, abortion should be an available choice. Do I believe it’s the right choice? No, but I believe every women has the right to do what she desires with her own body. Brady wants to cut minimum wage by a dollar as well. Where will that leave me when I go back into the work force? It will give me enough money to pay a weekly daycare cost for my son when I go back to work. Why on earth would I work just to pay daycare?
I can only hope those eight percent undecided voters choose to vote Pat Quinn. Even though I don’t think Quinn is the best choice, I think he is the only safe choice for Illinois right now.
Sources: Personal Opinion