ArchivePoll: Utahns Want Sen. Orrin Hatch to RetireBryan Schott·August 24, 2016· Share A new survey from Public Policy Polling finds 71% of Utahns say Sen. Orrin Hatch should retire at the end of his current term. The survey, released on Wednesday, found only 19% think Hatch should run for another term in 2018. Partisans across the spectrum think Hatch should hang it up instead of running for a third term. 62% of Republicans want Hatch to retire. 80% of independents say Hatch should not run for another term. 84% of Democrats think Hatch should make this current term his last. The survey also measured Utahns attitudes on a number of issues: 81% of Utah voters support background checks on gun purchases. 65% of Utahns want the U.S. Senate to move forward on confirmation hearings for Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. 65% of residents want an independent commission for redistricting. Right now, political lines are drawn by the state legislature. 64% support legalizing medical marijuana. 52% favor expanding Medicaid. You can see the full results here.