Following a poll on the Senate race in Illinois that had the Green candidate at 14 percent, a poll released today from PPP shows Green candidate for governor Rich Whitney – who received about 10.5 percent of the vote in 2006 – garnering 9 percent of the vote. At this point in the polls in 2006, Whitney was not even included in any polls, but he was in the low single digits in August (see here).
Interestingly, Whitney was only seen favorably by 5 percent of those polled, much as Senate candidate LeAlan Jones only had 2 percent say they had a favorable opinion of him. For both Greens, 80 percent or more of the respondents didn’t have an opinion one way or the other, showing that the biggest challenge in their campaigns might simply be making the Illinois electorate aware that they exist as an option.
The full poll results can be seen here.