It's no secret how Rauner is doing it, because his poll numbers began to spike the minute he began running TV ads statewide in November. Not only was Rauner the only candidate on the air at the time, but the TV ads were also very effective. Within weeks, the 'We Ask America' tracking poll had him leading the pack, and his numbers have continued to climb ever since. Even some negative TV ads run against him by political action committees appear to have had little effect.
Rauner is now in a commanding position with just two weeks left to go. The latest 'We Ask America' poll reveals that even if every undecided voter picked him closest challenger, it would still be a neck-and-neck race.
You can see the latest 'We Ask America' polling numbers and tracking poll on the attachment above this story.
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