Shortly after winning his first election as governor almost two years ago, Gov. Pat Quinn declared his razor-thin victory a “mandate” from voters, but a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows growing impatience with his stewardship of state government.
The Democratic governor’s job approval rating stands at 26 percent. The survey found that dissatisfaction with Quinn extends across all age, income and ideological groups, the suburbs and especially Downstate. African-American and city voters narrowly approved of Quinn’s job performance, but even then, support did not reach a majority.