Attorney General Sean Reyes is primed to win another term in office come November.
A new UtahPolicy.com/Dan Jones & Associates survey gives him a 35-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Jon Harper. Perennial Libertarian candidate Andrew McCullough gets 7% support and Michael Isbell, the Independent American nominee has 3%. 16% say they’re undecided.
Reyes is seeking his first full term in the office after winning the election in 2014 to finish out the term of John Swallow, who resigned from the post in December 2013 after allegations of public corruption.
Harper, the Democratic nominee, served eight years as Associate Dean of the University of Utah Law School.
This is McCullough’s sixth campaign for Attorney General. He previously campaigned for the position in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2014. In 2010 he ran for Governor.
Despite Donald Trump’s unpopularity in the state, Reyes says he supports the GOP nominee, mostly because he fears the kind of Supreme Court candidates that Hillary Clinton would nominate.
According to our survey Republicans have lined up behind Reyes, with 85% saying they plan to vote for him in November.
70% of Democrats say they will vote for Harper, but 13% of Utah’s minority party support Reyes.
Independent voters are more undecided this year, with 37% saying they will vote for Reyes, 20% supporting Harper and 15% who plan to vote for McCullough.
The survey was conducted July 18 – August 4, 2016, among 858 likely Utah voters with a margin of error +/- 3.34%.