A new UtahPolicy.com/KUTV 2 News survey in Utah finds Donald Trump leading Joe Biden in the presidential race by just 3 points, 44% to 41% with 8% supporting a third-party candidate and 5% undecided.
“Some disaffected Republicans and Democrats who say extreme views are co-opting their parties have decided to carve out a middle ground in Utah politics,” the Deseret News reports.
“Taking a centrist approach, the group announced the formation of the United Utah Party at the state Capitol on Monday… it is working to gather the 2,000 signatures needed to become a registered political party in the state. It hopes to have that done in time get a candidate on the ballot for the 3rd Congressional District special election to replace Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who is stepping down June 30.”
A new Dan Jones & Associates survey in Utah shows Donald Trump with a 9-point lead over Hillary Clinton, 36% to 27%.
The poll also shows Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson at 10%, Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 2% and another 18% who would prefer another candidate.
“Concerned with polls showing Hillary Clinton has a chance to win in one of the most conservative states in the nation, Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans huddled with Donald Trump in Las Vegas on Saturday,” the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
“They talked for half an hour shortly before Trump held a packed rally at the Treasure Island casino, and he vowed to campaign in Utah after the national convention in Cleveland in July.”
A new Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll in Utah finds Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied in the presidential race at 35% each, followed by Libertarian Gary Johnson at 13%.
Said pollster Jason Perry: “For a state where the majority of voters have supported Republican presidential candidates since 1964, the fact that Trump is in a dead heat with Hillary Clinton suggests Utah voters are still very reluctant about a Trump presidency.”
A new Deseret News/KSL poll in Utah finds Ted Cruz leading the GOP presidential race with 42%, followed by Donald Trump at 21% and John Kasich at 13%.
On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton, 52% to 44%.
A new Deseret News/KSL poll finds that if Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party’s nominee, Utahns would vote for a Democrat for president in November for the first time in more than 50 years.
Hillary Clinton would defeat Trump, 38% to 36%, while Bernie Sanders would win, 48% to 37%.
A new Y2 Analytics poll in Utah finds Ted Cruz leading the GOP presidential race with 53%, followed by John Kasich at 29% and Donald Trump at 11%.
“If Kasich and Trump are able to cut into Cruz’s lead, dropping him below 50 percent of the vote, they’d be able to snag some of the delegates. But under Utah rules, a candidate must get at least 15 percent of the vote to be eligible, which means Trump would need to gain some ground.”
Salt Lake City Tribune: “It’s a big deal because 43.6 percent of Utah voters are now unaffiliated, compared to 45.5 percent who are registered as Republicans and 9.4 percent registered as Democrats. If the nearly half of Utahns who are independents can’t vote in primaries, they have no say about who appears on the general-election ballot.”