As part of the 2010 Utah Priorities Project, Utah Foundation, KSL Television and Radio, Deseret News, and the Hinckley Institute sponsored a ground-breaking survey of Utah voters and delegates to the major party conventions. The survey shows distinct differences between party delegates and voters, with delegates usually taking more zealous positions than their party’s voters. The strongest distinctions are, as expected, between the two major parties. The survey also provides insight on Republican delegates’ opinions in the U.S. Senate race.
Among the many findings in this detailed survey are:
- Voters’ priorities for action by elected officials are focused around education, the economy, crime, elected officials’ ethics, states’ rights, water supply, and decreasing state spending.
- The priorities of Republican state convention delegates are about limiting government power, improving the economy, and preventing illegal immigration.
- The priorities of Democratic delegates are about human services, elected officials’ ethics, and protecting the environment.
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