Republican leads in Illinois governor's race

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) trails his Republican opponent by 10-points in a poll released Wednesday.

State Sen. Bill Brady (R) leads Quinn 43-33 in Public Policy Polling's first survey of the general election. Brady also has a 39-31 advantage with independent voters.

It seems Quinn hasn't recovered from his tough primary fight with state Comptroller Dan Hynes -- only 53 percent of Democrats said they were planning to vote for him. The governor's approval rating is at 25 percent overall. Meanwhile, a solid 80 percent of Republicans are planning to vote for Brady.

Quinn has the opportunity to define the relatively unknown Brady. Of the 591 voters surveyed, 55 percent had no opinion of him and the rest were split between a favorable and unfavorable view.