Digital Access

Digital Access
Access daily-chronicle.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State Election

Exit polls: Economy top issue for Ill. GOP voters


RXML parse error: Attribute 'src' cannot be empty
 | <emit format="jpeg" jpeg-quality="1" nodata="1" source="cimg" src="">
 | <cache minutes="5" variable="var.picture-src">
 | <trimlines>
 | <cache enable-protocol-cache="yes">

RXML parse error: Error in expr attribute: syntax error, unexpected '*'
 | <set expr="floor( * 540)" variable="var.adjustedW">
 | <cache minutes="5" variable="var.picture-src">
 | <trimlines>
 | <cache enable-protocol-cache="yes">

CHICAGO – Preliminary exit poll results from the Republican primary in Illinois show the economy remains the top issue for voters.

Edison Research conducted the exit poll Tuesday for The Associated Press and other media at 35 randomly selected polling places around Illinois. It shows the majority of voters chose the economy as their top concern, and nearly half say the nation's economic conditions were getting worse. Just one in five says it is improving.

The top factor for four in ten voters was the ability to beat President Barack Obama. About a quarter say it's more important to choose a candidate with strong moral character.

The preliminary results were from a survey of 1,078 Illinois Republican voters with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Loading more