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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Pritzker's popularity will continue to slide, Rep. Miller predicts

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By East Central Reporter Reports | Oct 29, 2019

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Illinois state Rep. Chris Miller (R-Oakland) argues that a new poll revealing that Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s disapproval numbers have climbed to above 40 percent does not accurately represent the sentiment in the 110th District.

“I would say those numbers would be shockingly low among the people in my district,” Miller told the East Central Reporter. “It’s closer to 90 percent where I live, and it’s because he’s been part of passing legislation that is the most egregious ever. It’s killing babies, putting small business owners out of business and tyrannizing taxpayers and hardworking people everywhere.”

The new Morning Consult poll finds that during his first year in office, Pritzker’s disapproval numbers have climbed 13 points to 42 percent, putting him in the top 20 percent of the least popular governors in the U.S. Pollsters also found revealed that Pritzker's approval numbers have remained in the low 40s and that after enacting at least 20 new taxes and fee hikes, the billionaire politician is the 16th most popular out of 23 Democratic U.S. governors.

Illinois state Rep. Chris Miller (R-Oakland)

“All those things would be drivers of why people are starting to feel the way they do about him,” Miller said. “I think it’s going to get worse as he’s voted to get more kids hooked on dope with this recreational marijuana law and all the taxes. It’s just a downward spiral as we move toward a more addictive society.”

Miller also said that Pritzker continues to show how sadly out of touch he is with the people that put him in power.

“He has no concept of how hardworking people live because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth,” Miller said. “He has no real concept of what it’s taking for families to survive in this state.”

As voters move closer to the polls for the 2020 elections, Miller said he thinks it’s important that Republicans keep educating people about everything that’s happening in Springfield.

“We really need to do that,” he said. “While I believe the Democrats will keep this far-left radical agenda going, we need to be casting a positive vision of what we want Illinois to look like. As bad as they are, we can’t let everything be just about bad-mouthing the Democrats.”

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