Venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker (D) with 30 percent led state Sen. Daniel Biss (D) and philanthropist Chris Kennedy (D) at 17 and 12 percent, respectively, according to a new We Ask America (IVR) poll (Jan. 29-30; 811 Democratic LVS; 3.4%). The rest of the field trailed in the low single-digits.
“Biss fared well in suburban Cook, the collar counties and in Chicago, but had just 3.86 percent of voters in downstate Illinois, according to those polled. Kennedy, however, is faring the best downstate. Pritzker’s poll numbers show his message is getting out throughout the state, with the highest numbers in downstate Illinois.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
Pritzker’s campaign released polling (Jan. 29-31; 801 Democratic LVs; +/-3.5%) from Global Strategy Group leading with 41 percent over Biss’s 22 percent and Kennedy’s 16 percent. It also showed Pritzker’s favorability at 65-18 percent. (release)
STATE OF THE UNION RESPONSE RESPONSE. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) will headline a fundraiser for philanthropist Chris Kennedy (D), his uncle, on Feb. 20 in Chicago. Tickets range between $200 and $5,000. (release)
Jackson County leaders endorsed Pritzker on Thursday. (release)