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Situational Analysis - October 7, 2020

Welcome to Wednesday. VP debate day is here. No name-calling, and fewer interruptions, but plenty of hard punches.


Today is the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah (10/07/2020)
5 days to the 4th Congressional District debate (10/12/2020)
6 days to the day mail-in ballots can begin to be sent out (10/13/2020)
8 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate (10/15/2020)
8 days to the second presidential debate (10/15/2020)
12 days to the 2nd Congressional district debate (10/19/2020)
14 days to the Utah Attorney General debate (10/21/2020)
15 days to the third presidential debate (10/22/2020)
27 days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)
104 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)
110 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

Today At Utah Policy

Poll: Utahns like Trump's policies better than him personally
By Staff
A whole bunch of Utah voters are conflicted about Pres. Donald Trump, a new poll finds. They may like his political policies, but they don't especially like him.In a new survey, Y2 Analytics finds that 42 percent of Utah voters "generally disagree" with Trump over his political policies and his personal political style. They don't like anything about him.
images/mugs-300/LaVarr_Webb.jpgWebb's Wrap: Will VP debate focus on policy? . . . GOP tax reform criticized . . . Is primary election reform needed?
By LaVarr Webb
The VP debate. The nation is hoping for a reasonably decorous debate tonight that focuses on policy and the contrasting political philosophies of the very conservative Mike Pence and the very liberal Kamala Harris. Will we get that kind of debate? I think there will be less name-calling and interruptions than the presidential debate, but there will be many very sharp exchanges.
images/Logos/utah-foundation-logo.pngStudy: Utahns diverge in views of coronavirus strategy
By Press Release
Utah Foundation has released the fifth in a series of Utah Priorities Project briefs looking at Utah voters' top concerns. Public health / COVID-19 pandemic ranked fifth in the summer survey, and drove the major concerns around the top four priorities.  Public health / COVID-19 pandemic was the top issue for more than 25% of respondents - the single most likely top issue. It was a top-five issue across almost all demographic groups.

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Watch this video to learn how to vote by mail
Next week, registered voters across Utah will receive their ballots in the mail. The Utah Republican Party has prepared a short video showing citizens how to vote by mail. The video is essentially non-partisan and both Republicans and Democrats will find it informative. In a press release, GOP Chair Derek Brown said:
Republican AGs will criticize Harris in advance of VP debate
A few Republican attorneys general, including Utah AG Sean Reyes, will celebrate debate day in Utah by holding a press conference to blast Democratic VP nominee Kamala Harris. Republican AG Chair Jeff Landry, from Louisiana; AG Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas; and Reyes will speak at 8:30 a.m. at Grand America Hotel. They will talk about Harris' time as AG of California. Their press release says:



(From History.com)

1913 - A moving assembly line debuts at a Ford factory in Highland Park, Michigan, revolutionizing manufacturing processes.
1960 - CBS broadcasts the premiere episode of "Route 66," which followed two young men as they drove across the country in a Corvette.
2001 - A U.S.-led coalition begins attacks on Taliban-controlled Afghanistan with an intense bombing campaign, a response to terrorist attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. The Afghan war becomes America's longest war.
2003 - Action film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California. He served two terms and is the last Republican to serve as California governor.

Wise Words

Promise: "What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise." Barbara Jordan

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