by Rex Sinquefield Forbes.com Contributor
Last week, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that places on the November 4 ballot a non-binding tax referendum that has many of us scratching our heads. If Governor Quinn is truly interested in finding out how voters feel, then the fuzzy language of the referendum will not serve him well. What seems to be crystal clear is that, in light of the state’s economic crisis, the governor hopes to drive more of his supporters to the polls on Election Day.
And it looks like Governor Quinn has every reason to be worried. On the same day that Quinn signed the bill into law, a Rasmussen poll showed that the Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, had a five-point lead, an additional two percentage points higher than in April.