Though Mr. Pritzker continues to maintain the edge and is the favorite heading into the final campaign stretch, his margin is less impressive when considering the amount of campaign money expended.
On the Republican side, Gov. Bruce Rauner tops state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), 51-31%. But, the overall news is not particularly good for the Governor. When the Republican incumbent is paired with Mr. Pritzker in a pre-primary general election heat, the Democrat jumps out to a 50-35% major advantage.