By: Mark Glennon
The first major poll in Illinois on Democratic presidential candidates came out last week from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. It shows Sen. Bernie Sanders with ahead with 22% of likely Democratic voters followed by Michael Bloomberg with 17%. Details are below.
However, the poll was taken from February 10 through 17, before Bloomberg’s disastrous debate performance on the 18th.
Here’s a simple question that would tell us so much about Illinois lawmakers and candidates if asked by reporters, editorial boards and voters: Will you support Bernie Sanders if he is the Democratic nominee for president?