If this Gallup poll is correct, Illinois residents are much more discerning than I gave them credit for. Illinois residents are less trusting of their state government than those of any other state in the union:
PRINCETON, NJ — Illinois residents trust their state government to handle their state’s problems far less than residents in any other state. Twenty-eight percent of Illinois residents trust their state government “a great deal” or “a fair amount.” In contrast, at least 75% of North Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah residents trust their state governments.
What’s a ten letter word that begins with ‘P’ and means you think that everybody is against you? That’s right. Perceptive.
Too soon you get old. Too late you get smart.
For some reason that doesn’t seem to prevent Illinois voters from returning the same misfeasant, malfeasant, nonfeasant shnooks to office year after year after year. Among other things I’d attribute that to the difficulty in getting on to the ballot here. Everything is stacked in favor of incumbents.