Poll: 60% of Illinoisans don’t want Pritzker to run for president
Most Illinoisans don’t want to see Gov. J.B. Pritzker seek the Oval Office. Just less than a majority of voters support the job Pritzker is doing in Illinois.
Illinois Policy Institute polling found 60% of Illinois voters would not support Gov. J.B. Pritzker in seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2024.
The Lincoln Poll found 60% don’t want Pritzker to run for president, 28% do and 12% were unsure. The survey of 800 registered Illinois voters from Sept. 20-24 was conducted by Echelon Insights for the Illinois Policy Institute.
When grouped by parental status, 70% of parents surveyed did not want Pritzker to run in 2024, 20% did and 11% were unsure. Among non-parents, 56% didn’t want him to run, 31% did and 13% were unsure.
Overall, 48% of voters said Pritzker’s been doing a good job. More voters strongly disapproved of Pritzker, 37%, than strongly approved, 25%.
Only 38% of parents strongly or somewhat approved of the way Pritzker is handling the governor’s office compared to 58% who somewhat or strongly disapproved.
Even though it’s almost certain he won’t run in 2024, Pritzker should take voters at their word and make Illinois a better place for parents. Click here for the poll toplines and here for poll crosstabs.