Most politicians would downplay a double-digit deficit in the polls. Governor Pat Quinn seems a little excited about it.
"I feel we’ve got ‘em where we want ‘em."
The role of the dark horse is a familiar one for the Chicago democrat.
"I’ve been underestimated. I’ve been an underdog in every race I’ve been in, and last time around, they said I was out, turned out I won."
The Sun-Times poll shows Rauner with a 13-point lead ahead of the November election. But Quinn’s camp says their polling shows a virtual dead heat between the two. Quinn believes voters will come around as they learn more about his opponent.
He has criticized Rauner for not releasing all of his tax returns - and more recently - for his investments in the Cayman Islands.