Reported today by the Salt Lake Tribune:
CLEVELAND. On the convention floor, Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans took the microphone and proclaimed that not only would the party’s nominee, Donald Trump, win the Beehive State in November, but he would get his largest margin of victory in the nation there.
It was a bold prediction that surprised even some delegates standing around him. Recent polls have vacillated between a tie and a small Trump lead. An internal poll conducted for Rep. Mia Love two weeks ago found Trump at 29 percent, Clinton at 27 percent and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson at 26 percent.
That is great news for Libertarians Johnson-Weld. I saw that their recent money “comet” was receiving steady contributions and is now at $199,011 and poised to reach its goal of $200,000 soon.
Go Utah! Give Johnson those electoral college votes. Don’t give them to Trump or Clinton!
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The American Solidarity Party, a new party advocating Christian Democracy principles, is also planning to campaign in Utah and hopes to achieve write-in status for its presidential candidates. It will provide a voice for the many Republicans who oppose Trump but in good conscience cannot vote for Democrats, Greens or Libertarians and oppose the extremist rhetoric of the Constitution Party. We’ll be sending IPR more information about our campaign soon.
AC, thanks. Impressive nevertheless.
Is there something different about her district, demo- or psycho graphically?
@RC internal poll for her campaign = only her district, not statewide
Was Rep Mia Love’s poll of all 4 UT districts, or only hers?
Green Party Voter claims “Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein eco jobs for the economy is money maker.”
Money making eco jobs for who? I am sure there are plenty of people that benefit from eco jobs but the rest of us pay for it in taxes.
That leaves 18% for Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein.
Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein eco jobs for the economy is money maker.
This is terrific news! If Gary is really at 26% in Utah, in a virtual dead heat with the CLUMP, that suggests the “wasted vote” myth may no longer be much of a factor there, in which case all bets are off and it’s possible he could not just come in second, but actually win the state.
On the same line as the original report:
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If Darrell Castle was on his game, he would campaign heavily in Utah (I would say Idaho as well, but he’s not on the ballot there). Utah was Chuck Baldwin’s best state in 2008: he got 1.26% and over 5% in one of the counties. Utah’s CP has always seemed to be among the strongest in the nation and I dare say that Utah may be the only state where the CP is stronger than the LP.
That being said, Johnson will beat Castle in Utah for sure. Despite my deep disdain for Johnson, it would be somewhat cool if he pulled a Ross Perot and came in second. He just needs one of these libertarian-lite billionaires to pump up a Super PAC a for him, and if by some stroke of divine intervention the CPD accepted him into the debate, he’d have to have to Weld stand in for him. Johnson’s famous line from the town hall, “You wanna take a crack at that, Bill?’ is going to go down in the annals of history as one of the greatest political quotes ever. It was the most perfect, ingenious deflection, smoother than your local smooth jazz station. Weld, like a caring big brother, bailed his friend out in a time of potential crisis; by using his “shout-out”, Governor Ganja showed all those legions of upcoming AP Government students how to avoid cracking under pressure from a difficult, unexpected question. Bicycle Guy’s CNN performance will be analyzed and emulated by countless of high school speech team participants in the generations to come.
Back to the polling: even at this early stage in the game, 26% is a great showing. From the perspective of the LP, Johnson has to be doing great. The campaign needs to accordingly take care of its top-level consultants and make sure their pockets are rewardingly stuffed with Federal Reserve Notes.
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