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TRADE POLL

49% of people said they don’t know enough about free-trade agreements to say whether they are good or bad for the economy. About a third of respondents believe free-trade agreements are good for the economy; 18% say they are bad, according to the latest installment of the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.

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SOUTHERN IL POLL

Almost 80% of registered voters in the region think the state and the nation are headed in the wrong direction. Fewer than 15 percent think Illinois and the U.S. are on the right track. The survey was conducted by the Paul Simon Policy Institute at SIU. “Voters here have been in a bad mood and… read more

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TOO MUCH POWER

Gallup says 6 in 10 Americans think the government has too much power, marking the third year in a row that at least 59% of the public has voiced this view.

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POLITICAL POLLING

An experimental online poll conducted by SurveyMonkey beat out traditional polling in last month’s elections. The full SurveyMonkey samples did very well in forecasting winners, showing the ultimate victor ahead in all 36 Senate races and missing in just three contests for Governor (Connecticut, Florida and Maryland).

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CAMPAIGN 2014

Pew Research says the proportion of Americans who use their cell phones to track political news or campaign coverage has doubled compared with the most recent midterm election: 28% of registered voters have used their cell phone in this way during the 2014 campaign, up from 13% in 2010. Further, the number of Americans who… read more

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VOTERS BUMMED OUT

A Pew Research survey finds heading into next week’s election, Americans are still as bummed out as they were in 2012, 2010. Sixty-five percent of those surveyed are “dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country.”

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LATEST POLL

A new Chicago Tribune poll finds the race for Illinois governor is a dead heat as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made significant inroads among suburban voters, especially women.  The poll shows Rauner with a 45%-43% lead over Quinn, but it’s within the margin of error.

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GUV RACE

The Chicago Sun-Times reports their Early and Often poll finds Republican Bruce Rauner leading Gov. Pat Quinn by a 51%-38% margin in the race for governor. The poll found downstate voters surveyed favor Rauner by a 59%-29% margin.

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