Monday, January 28, 2008

Do Voters Care About Tort Reform? Nope, Says Poll

According to a new poll by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, few voters rank tort reform as an important issue. So few in fact, it should renew courage for legislative Democrats in the upcoming elections.

The poll of 800 likely voters had a margin of error of 3.5%.

When asked to name the single most important issue facing Illinois, just 1% ranked "civil litigation reform" as their top issue, and only another 1% ranked it as their #2 issue.

Even more revealing were the crosstabs.

Not surprisingly, 0% of Democrats ranked tort reform as a top priority.

But Democratic lawmakers in Chicago's suburbs and downstate Illinois will be relieved to know that 0% of women and 0% of Independents ranked tort reform as a top issue as well.

In fact, the only group that ranked tort reform as a top priority was Republican men, votes that Democrats were never going to get anyway, and even then tort reform ranked dead last among GOP concerns.


Anonymous,  8:09 PM  

Looking at the list, "campaign finance / government ethics reform" must have ranked behind tort reform, not even making the list of voter concerns. Yet, I continue to see banter about that topic on this forum.

Perhaps someone should write inflammatory posts about Pat Quinn and others seeking ethics reforms?

YDD, perhaps you should give up the chip on your shoulder about legal reform before you start to look silly?

Probably too late for that.

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