THE BLOG
10/13/2014 12:44 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What Do the Shifting Poll Numbers Mean for Illinois' Gubernatorial Election? (VIDEO)

A new Reboot Illinois poll last week found Gov. Pat Quinn leading Bruce Rauner when respondents were asked for whom they'd vote if the election were today.

But another poll, conducted over two days last week and one day in September, found the Quinn/Rauner numbers almost exactly reversed when the question was which candidate respondents believed to be more trustworthy.

Does this make sense? And why is Quinn suddenly ahead after trailing Rauner in polling all summer?

Those are a couple of the questions we're discussing on this week's "Only in Illinois."

A new poll from the Chicago Sun-Times confirms that the Illinois governor's race really is anyone's game at this point. Out of respondents, 44 percent said they would vote for Quinn, while 41 percent said they would vote for Rauner. The news for Quinn is mixed in the Sun-Times poll. By a margin of 41 percent to 36 percent, respondents chose Quinn as the candidate who most understands their everyday concerns. But Rauner was the choice when participants were asked which candidate they consider the reform candidate. What could these statistics mean for the election, just about three weeks away?

2014-08-19-dailydigestemail.jpg