Tribune Poll Decides to Ask About Non-Power Party Candidates

Well, glory be.

The Chicago Tribune has decided to include third party and independent candidates in its political poll.

Rick Pearson, power party acolyte called “reporter” by the Tribune, wouldn’t even mention my name when I ran as the Libertarian Party candidate against Rod Blagojevich and Jim Ryan in 2002…not even the Sunday before the election.

Republican Party candidate Bill Brady signs an autograph for a supported at Crystal Lake's April 15th TEA Party rally and demonstration on Route 14.

How things have changed.

In Sunday’s edition, he writes,

“(Bill) Brady collected 37 percent to (Pat) Quinn’s 32 percent support, while another 19 percent were undecided in the poll of 600 likely registered voters conducted Aug. 28 through Wednesday.

“Former Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen, who’s now running as an independent for the top post, had 4 percent, and Green Party candidate Rich Whitney and Libertarian Party contender Lex Green each had 2 percent. The survey’s error margin was plus or minus 4 percentage points.”

I heard my first radio ads for Scott Lee Cohen today on WBBM-Radio. They were focused on jobs, the same strategy he used when he won the Democratic Party primary election. Next time around, I precinct Cohen will have more that 4%.


Tribune Poll Decides to Ask About Non-Power Party Candidates — 2 Comments

  1. If they are on the ballot, they should be included in the poll.

  2. I have to say i was impressed with scott lee cohen when i met him briefly this weekend. He seemed honest and sincere about my unemployemnt situation and even botherd to look me in the eye, something that most candidates wont do. I also researched his format which is just what im looking for. So when its all said and done i think i will be voting for scott come november.

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