Poll: Evan McMullin beats Sen. Orrin Hatch in head-to-head matchup
KSL ^ | 04/21/2017 | Laura Seitz, Deseret News, File
Posted on 04/21/2017 10:05:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
SALT LAKE CITY — Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin would beat Sen. Orrin Hatch in a head-to-head matchup for the U.S. Senate, a new poll shows.
The Centrist Project, which is recruiting candidates to run for Senate and state legislatures in 2018, commissioned the survey to gauge Utahns’ opinions on several issues and the viability of an independent candidate in the upcoming Senate race.
The poll by JMC Analytics found 33 percent of residents would vote for McMullin, 29 percent for Hatch and 11 percent for an unnamed Democrat if the election were held today. Another 10 percent favored someone else, and 17 percent were undecided.
Asked whether Hatch deserves to be re-elected or if it’s time for someone new, only 21 percent of Utahns chose the seven-term senator, while 68 percent want someone new, according the poll.
JMC Analytics polled 625 registered Utah voters over landlines and cellphones on March 18 and March 20. The survey has a 3.9 percent margin of error.
Hatch, R-Utah, has said he plans to run for an eighth term in 2018 barring any unforeseen circumstances. He raised $1.3 million in the first three months of this year and ended March with $3.5 million in his campaign account. The senator spent more than $10 million to win his last re-election in 2012, which he had said would be his last.
McMullin, a former CIA operative and BYU graduate, said last month that it’s possible he would challenge Hatch or Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.
Chaffetz, who had toyed with taking on Hatch, announced Wednesday that he won’t seek re-election or run for any office in 2018. He also hasn’t ruled out resigning before his term ends.
The five-term congressman said he always intended to get in and serve and get out.
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Is that like the poll where Cruz loses in Texas? Hahahaha!
I want Hatch out because of his vote for Rubio’s Gang of Amnesty bill, but not if they elect Egg McMuffin, jeeeez, is that the best Utah can do?
No net difference there, really. Never Trump heavy Vs. Never Trump lite.
Mr. Egg McMuffin in the Senate???
Hatch has been there for decades. He’s over 80, I believe? Another six years and he would be pushing 90 by the end of another term.
Patience – they haven’t plumbed the depths yet
“The Centrist Project”. LOL. Must be a big commie lib group subsidized by the Hollowoodies. Another fake “poll”.
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