Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Republican Governor Gary Herbert still leads his Democratic challenger, Peter Corroon, by a two-to-one margin in Utah’s gubernatorial contest.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Herbert, who stepped up from lieutenant governor last year, earning 60% support to Corroon’s 29%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while eight percent (8%) are undecided.
The race remains Solid GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
Last year, Republican Jon Huntsman stepped down as governor of Utah after President Obama named him ambassador to China. Herbert has proven to be popular among voters in the state.
Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Utah voters approve of the job Herbert is doing as governor. Thirty percent (30%) disapprove of his job performance.
The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Utah was conducted on August 23, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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