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Hatch Election Committee Releases Latest Poll Numbers

Monday, April 02, 2012

Campaign Manager says Hatch has a great deal of support among the new delegates

Salt Lake City, UT– The Hatch Election Committee released the results today of a poll taken by Dan Jones Associates on March 27th-29th, 2012. The poll involved 335 interviews of newly elected delegates to the 2012 Republican State Nominating Convention which will be held on April 21.

"The results of the poll show that Senator Hatch has a great deal of support among the new delegates to the state convention," said Dave Hansen, Hatch campaign manager. "Neither the senator nor the campaign is taking anything for granted. He will continue to work hard meeting with as many state delegates as possible before the state convention."

Below are the results of the poll taken by Dan Jones Associates.

Overall, do you think that things in the nation are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track?

     Right Direction                 2%
     Wrong Track                     96%

And, do you think that things in the state of Utah are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track?

     State Right Direction           81%
     Wrong Track                     14%

Now, I'll read you a list of names and have you tell me, for each one, first if you have heard of the person and, if so, whether you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of that person:

     Favorable/Unfavorable
     Orrin Hatch                     78%/18%
     Dan Liljenquist                 60%/25%
     Chris Herrod                    26%/13%
     Mitt Romney                     97%/3%
     Freedom Works                   16%/57%

Do you think Orrin Hatch has performed well enough as U.S. Senator to deserve reelection, or is it time to give another person the chance to do better?

     Deserves Reelection             57%
     New Person                      24%
     Don't Know                      17%

And for whom would you vote for United States Senate if the candidates were...

     Hatch                           62%
     Liljenquist                     16%
     Herrod                          5%
     Other                           0%
     Don't Know                      17%

Thinking about just two of the candidates for United States Senate...whom would you vote for United States Senate if the candidates were..

     Hatch                           67%
     Liljenquist                     24%

As you know Senator Bennett was denied by state delegates the Republican Party's nomination for reelection in 2010. Do you feel the same thing should happen to Senator Hatch in 2012?

     Yes                             22%
     No                              70%
     Not Sure                        8%

Counting now, how many times have you been a Republican State Delegate?

     1 Time                          62%
     2 Times                         17%
     3 Times                         8%
     4 Times                         4%
     5 Times or More                 8%

Were you a delegate to the Republican State Convention in 2010?

     Yes                             19%
     No                              81%

In politics today, do you usually think of yourself as a strong Republican, a not-so-strong Republican, or an independent?

     Strong Republican               76%
     Not so strong Republican        13%
     Independent, lean Republican    9%

And, do you consider yourself politically as liberal or conservative?

     Conservative                    77%
     Moderate                        21%
     Liberal                         0%
     Don't Know                      2%

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