New Poll Gives McKenna Edge In Tight GOP Governor's Race

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 27, 2010 3:20PM

2010_01_27_McKenna.GIF We're less than a week away from next week's big primary and a new Rasmussen Poll shows Andy McKenna with a slim lead in a tight race for the GOP nomination for Governor. The poll, conducted on Monday, January 25, surveyed 527 likely GOP voters and broke down like so:

  • Andy McKenna - 20 percent
  • Undecided - 17 percent
  • Jim Ryan - 16 percent
  • Kirk Dillard - 13 percent
  • Bill Brady - 11 percent
  • Adam Andrzejewski - 11 percent
  • Dan Proft - 8 percent
  • Other - 4 percent

Of course, with a 5 percent margin of error and such a large contingent still undecided, it's hardly McKenna's race to win, especially given another poll that shows a much closer race and one that gives Dillard a slight edge. Last week's Tribune/WGN poll also gave McKenna a lead but even slimmer than the Rasmussen poll. And a Public Policy Poll conducted over the weekend actually gave Dillard a slight edge.

Ryan, Dillard, Brady, Andrzejewski, and Proft all appeared in a heated debate on last night's Chicago Tonight in an effort to sway voters in the tight race and took turns ripping each other as well as an absent McKenna (video to follow once available).