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A new poll shows most Illinoisans don't approve of the job Gov. Pat Quinn is doing.

The Chicago Democrat has a 35.5% approval rating in the poll conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Only 14.9% of those polled say Illinois is headed in the right direction.

The former lieutenant governor, Quinn inherited the job in 2009 when Rod Blagojevich was impeached and removed from the governor's office. Quinn won a 4-year term of his own in November 2010.

Illinois has struggled under crushing financial difficulties since Quinn took office, some he inherited and others made worse by a national recession.

The telephone poll of 1,000 voters has an error margin of 3%age points. It was conducted Oct. 11-16.

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