Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #9283
 
Analysis: In a general election held in Illinois today, 5/23/06, incumbent Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich edges Republican challenger Judy Baar Topinka by 6 points, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KSDK-TV St. Louis. Blagojevich gets 43% to 37% for Topinka. 15% would vote for some other candidate. 4% are undecided. Blagojevich leads 5:1 among Democrats. Topinka, who is Illinois State Treasurer, leads 7:1 among Republicans. Independents are split. Women favor Blagojevich by 17 points. Men favor Topinka by 4 points. Blagojevich wins in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Topinka wins in the Collar Counties and Downstate. The election is on 11/7/06.
 
Filtering: 1,400 Illinois adults were interviewed 5/20/06 - 5/22/06. Of them, 1,240 were Registered Voters. Of them, 543 were judged to be "Likely Voters". Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.
 
If the election for Governor were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Rod Blagojevich? Judy Baar Topinka? Or some other candidate?
543 Likely VotersAllGenderAgeRacePartyIdeologyEducationIncomeRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNo ColleSome ColCollege Grad Sch<$40K$40K - $>$80KChicagoSuburbanCollar CDownstatUrbanSuburbanRural
Blagojevich (D)43%39%47%40%47%39%41%35%84%48%**10%72%36%14%50%68%53%42%40%43%50%45%42%61%46%30%34%51%39%34%
Topinka (R)37%43%30%38%36%38%36%44%6%35%**68%15%33%59%35%14%35%36%41%37%30%37%41%24%40%46%41%30%41%44%
Other15%14%17%17%13%18%14%16%5%14%**18%9%25%23%11%15%8%18%14%16%11%15%14%12%5%21%21%16%14%20%
Undecided4%4%6%4%3%4%8%5%6%3%**4%3%6%4%4%2%4%5%5%4%9%3%4%3%9%3%3%3%6%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%56%44%23%36%26%15%72%13%11%4%33%44%22%30%42%22%10%34%23%33%18%39%33%25%22%19%34%38%50%12%
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.