Forty percent of Illinois voters say they approve or strongly approve of Gov. Bruce Rauner's job performance, according to a new Ogden & Fry poll released in light of the Republican's first 100 days in office.
In a March 13 Ogden & Fry Poll taken after the governor's first 60 days in office, Rauner's approval rating was also at 40 percent. That's down from a 43 percent approval rating Rauner garnered in a February Ogden & Fry survey.
Thirty-six percent of the 971 voters surveyed for the latest poll, conducted April 22 on behalf of the Illinois Observer, gave the governor a negative job approval rating. About 23 percent of the respondents were neutral or had no opinion on the governor. The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3.21 percent.
"Bruce Rauner's approval rating has held steady at 40 percent between 60 and 100 days despite his extremely aggressive budget cut proposals and attacks on unions," Ogden & Fry's polling memo reads. "Opinions are polarized with the extreme ratings consistently rated higher than the moderate ratings. Despite the deep financial issues, nearly 1 in 4 voters have no opinion."