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Author Archives: Chris Karpowitz
King v. Burwell: What Should Utah Do If the Plaintiffs Win?
Though the public is split on whether the solution should come from Congress or from the state, most Utah voters clearly prefer some sort of action to preserve access to health insurance subsidies. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear … Continue reading
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Senator Lee Rebounds
Compared to one year ago, our October 2014 UVP shows a substantial change in voters’ views about the senator. Overall, favorability toward Senator Lee has now nearly returned to its pre-shutdown levels. These are heady days for Senate Republicans. With a wave … Continue reading
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Is Doug Owens Really Ahead? How to Think about Our 4th District Results
News headlines aside, it’s important to understand that our result shows a competitive election, not a statistically meaningful advantage for either Love or Owens. This post was written by Chris Karpowitz and Jeremy Pope, Co-Directors of the Center for the … Continue reading
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The Current State of the 2014 Utah Campaigns
It is too early to tell whether it will come down to the 768 voters who gave Matheson a win over Love in 2012, but our evidence indicates that as of late October, the 4th District’s 2014 outcome is still … Continue reading
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Poll: Should Utah schools teach about contraception?
Self-identified “strong Republicans” are the only group that clearly opposes instruction about contraceptives. This analysis was performed by Jessica Biggs, a student research fellow at BYU’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, in collaboration with CSED faculty. The … Continue reading
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What do Utahns know about the LDS Church’s stance on immigration?
Just what do Utahns believe about the position of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on immigration? Paul Rolly in his column expresses incredulity at calls from Salt Lake County Republican convention delegates to overturn the state’s recent … Continue reading
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