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Tag Archives: approval ratings
Lee has overwhelming support from the quarter of the population that doesn’t reject the Tea Party. But the three-quarters of Utahns who do not identify with the Tea Party come to the exact opposite conclusion. Senator Mike Lee has received … Continue reading →
When a majority of strong partisans from a politician’s own party favor impeachment, that politician is in serious trouble Update/Correction: Although the numbers posted in the topline report were released correctly yesterday, the graphic and prose for the favorability numbers … Continue reading →
Utahns don’t know much about national politics, but they know even less about Utah politics. Although Americans often take pride in living in the world’s oldest democracy, American voters tend to do a very poor job answering basic questions about … Continue reading →
It’s not that Lee is really unpopular, it’s just that even after two years he’s still relatively unknown. Lee’s statewide favorability resembles the statewide ratings of Utah’s Republican U.S. House members. Key Research, a survey and market research company based … Continue reading →
While 23% of all Utah Democrats view Governor Romney favorably, that proportion goes up to 42% when looking only at Mormon Democrats. This analysis was performed by Matthew Frei, a student research fellow at BYU’s Center for the Study of … Continue reading →
This analysis was performed by Matthew Frei, a student research fellow at BYU’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, in collaboration with CSED faculty. The writing is mostly his. Inquiries about this research should come to Kelly Patterson … Continue reading →
Releasing the full results serves as a model for the kind of transparency we would like to see more of in public polling in the state of Utah. Key Research, a survey and market research company based in Provo, recently … Continue reading →
The delegates have given both party chairs remarkably high overall job approval. Recently we wrote up a few results from surveys of Utah Republican convention delegates. We conducted surveys of the Republicans and Democrats. More analysis will follow, but it’s … Continue reading →
Issues related to schools seem to be driving what people think about the legislature. This analysis was performed by Robert Richards, a student research fellow at BYU’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, in collaboration with CSED faculty. … Continue reading →
This high approval among “strong” Republicans should provide the governor with some reassurance as Republicans hold caucuses and choose delegates Governor Gary Herbert’s approval among Utah voters is at a healthy 68%, according to a new Utah Voter Poll. His … Continue reading →