Friday, November 05, 2010

Pat Quinn's Tea Party Supporters

h/t The Illinois Observer for picking this up from the ABC Exit Polls.  15% of those expressing strong support for the Tea Party Movement voted for Pat Quinn.  Quinn's still a rebel, even to some strong Tea Party folks, despite those years of playing ball with Blagojevich.

2 comments:

Steve said...

Here is one possible explanation....

Nearly 30% of African Americans have expressed support for the Tea Party Movement in national polling. Exit polling showed that 59% of Illinois voters disapproved of the Republican party on Election Day. The Republican Party brand is badly damaged - even more so in the African American community. African Americans support the Tea Party Movement more than they support Republicans. They couldn't bring themselves to vote for Brady because he's a Republican.

Bill Baar said...

Thanks Steve...interesting take. I think you might be right.