Skip to comments.Poll: Evan McMullin beats Sen. Orrin Hatch in head-to-head matchup
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”.
Mitt might not be quite as bad as Egg McMuffin, not real sure, though.
Well, The Hatchling could certainly benefit from a beating, by not from McMuffin.
How about Mia Love for Senate from Utah for example?? Do we have to settle for Egg McMuffin???
Someone please put an end to the McMuffin delusion.
McMullin is a Soros/toon stooge and other than that WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?
I live in Utah...I didn’t receive any phone call or anything else about this...wonder who they ‘polled’???
And I’m always on Salt Lake Tribune opinion page, which I hold the record for being kicked off more than the history of the ‘rag’ is old...
So they know who I am, and they know my politics...ROFL...maybe that is why they didn’t ask me, I’ve already lowered the boom on Egg McMuffin and the ‘Mormon Mafia’...ROFL...
What is it about a Senate seat that they finally have to carry the dessicated carcasses of these old geezers out of the Senate chamber?
Have they not learned by age 65 that money and power are fleeting and meaningless?
On a related note, I see Jason "elect me to Congress because Chris Cannon is for amnesty... whoops! now that I'm in power, I like amnesty too" Chaffetz is retiring at the end of his term. Good riddance.
How would Mitt do? (Yes, I’m serious)
Glenn Beck would probably campaign for him.
OK, I’m not LDS but, I have some friends that are. Does the fact that a 40 something LDS guy that’s never been married is running for office NOT raise some flags? Seriously, what kind of LDS man is unmarried at 40 something?
There’s weird stuff going on here. Not all of it has to do with his bachelor status or religion. He ran against Trump as a Libertarian. He’s a “Corporation Drone”. (He was in the CIA) This guy has Bush family, Romney, CIA, Globalist, NWO written all over him.
How is none of the above doing?
Just what we need — this PITA for the next six or thirty years.
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