New polling date released today (Monday Nov. 1st) suggests the Republicans still have a slight lead over their Democratic opponents in the Illinois. This poll suggests that the Independent voters are swinging more along the lines of voting for Bill Brady instead of voting to keep Pat Quinn in power. It is believed that the people who are less pleased with the current situation with Democrats in power, they will vote Republican and give that party a chance to turn things around.
While I can definitely agree that the Democrats in both Illinois and the country as whole haven’t really been up to par in the last few years. Illinois is still recovering from the Blagojevich scandal and that has definitely given the Democratic party a tainted name here in Illinois. While I don’t believe Quinn is doing the best job as Governor, I do believe he has tried given the grief he was dealt when Blagojevich was impeached and Quinn was named Governor two years ago.
If these polls are correct in their assumptions, this will be a major change for Illinois. I am not going to be a happy camper if Brady wins and I know I am not the only one. There are women who will be affected dramatically by Brady given the power he wants. The poor will become poorer and the rich will become richer. It will be devastating for some and aggravating to most. For me personally, I will have to struggle to find a job that will pay a decent wage when Brady decides to lower it back down to $7.75. I can for see the rate of teenage pregnancies at least doubling if not going way higher than we have seen in years.
Of course throughout tonight and tomorrow there will be political ads smearing both candidates. The voters out there that still are unsure should really do their research. You cannot believe everything you hear about either candidate in those ads run by the opposing party. This election is really important for Illinois and you should be as well informed as one can be before going to cast your vote.
I plan to follow this election coverage all day tomorrow and keep myself hopeful that Pat Quinn can beat Bill Brady, even if it is only by a hair. I am unhappy with the way Illinois has been run, but I cannot justify voting for someone as radical as Bill Brady instead of Pat Quinn. It will set women and families back immensely if Brady wins this race and I fear Illinois will only be worse. I really hope I am not sitting here four years from now writing about how terrible Illinois has become because we elected Bill Brady four years ago. I can only hope that the rally and speaking President Obama did here in Chicago this past weekend helped sway the “on the fence” voters. Obama has a way with speaking so I am hopeful that those who attended the rally and heard him speak will be voting for Quinn.
By this time tomorrow evening I hope to be saying “Pat Quinn for the win!”
Sources: Personal Opinion