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Political Roundtable Analysis

Carol Marin and her panel look behind the latest poll numbers for the upcoming elections.

A recent Chicago Tribune poll has Gov. Pat Quinn pulling ahead of challenger Bruce Rauner.

The poll, conducted by APC Research Inc., found Quinn receiving 48 percent support of those polled, compared to Rauner’s 37 percent. The poll was conducted Sept. 3 through Sept. 12, and data showed 43 percent of voters identified as Democrats, 24 percent identified as Republican, and 28 percent identified as independents.

The poll’s data was gathered from 800 registered voters, with a margin of error at 3.5 percent and a confidence level at 95 percent. According to the Tribune, that means if every likely registered voter in the state were contacted, “it could be said with 95 percent certainty that the results would differ by no greater or less than 3.5 percent.”



--Graphic by Travis Cornejo