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09/05/2014 01:24 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Illinois voters think Bruce Rauner is more trustworthy than Pat Quinn

A Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll earlier this week Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn by eight points. The numbers were much closer, however, in a poll a few days later that asked respondents which candidate they found most trustworthy.

Rauner led Quinn by only about 3 points - 44 percent to Quinn's 41 -- on the issue of trustworthiness.

But 16 percent of respondents were undecided. That's significantly higher than the 10-percent undecided response from Tuesday's poll, which asked participants for whom they would vote if the election were today.

Both Quinn and Rauner recently have hammered each other on issues related to trust, with Rauner pointing to Quinn's possible involvement with patronage hirings and misusing grant money on an anti-violence program and Quinn questioning Rauner's business dealings and criticizing his changing views on raising the minimum wage.

Another Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll conducted Thursday found that Sen. Dick Durbin's lead over Republican challenger Jim Oberweis has shrunk to 10 percentage points from 15 points in July.

Durbin, the Senate's assistant majority leader, is considered a strong candidate in a blue state. His three U.S. Senate election victories, in 1996, 2002 and 2008, have been by margins of 15, 22 and 39 points, respectively. See how Durbin and Oberweis fared in various demographics at Reboot Illinois.

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