Bernick and Schott on politics #342 – Poll patrol

Count My Vote is back. Polls show that people want to get rid of the caucus/convention system in favor of a direct primary.

2018 is shaping up to be a crazy election year in Utah. 

A vast majority of Utahns favor legalizing medical marijuana.

The Interior Department is recommending big reductions in the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, but Utahns are divided on whether they favor or oppose shrinking those boundaries, but Mia Love’s constituents are decidedly against reducing Bears Ears.

Lawmakers pass bills to facilitate Operation Rio Grande, but lawmakers don’t trust Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski to be an honest player when it comes to dealing with the city’s homeless problem.

Plus President Donald Trump invents a new country in Africa and Rep. Chris Stewart makes a big social media mistake on Twitter. Also, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is totally screwed.

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott analyze the week that was in politics.