— Democrats support limits, 91-4 percent, 5 percent neutral.
— Political independents support limits, 77-10 percent, 13 percent neutral.
— Those who say they are “very conservative” politically support limits, 55-25 percent, 20 percent neutral.
— As respondents’ political philosophy moves further to the left, there is even more support for contribution limits – “somewhat conservative” 68-13 percent and “moderates,” 76-12 percent.
There are 104 legislators, and Jones can’t poll in individual House and Senate districts.
However, by far most legislators live in, and represent, districts located along the Wasatch Front.
Geographically speaking, here is what Jones found:
— In Salt Lake County, 71 percent of voters support campaign donation limits, only 14 percent oppose and 14 percent were neutral.
— In conservative Utah County, 61 percent of voters want limits, 22 percent oppose and 16 percent were neutral.
— In Davis County, limits were favored, 71-10 percent, with 18 percent neutral.
— In Weber County, voters liked limits, 74-12 percent, with 12 percent neutral.
— And in the rest of the state, limits were favored 72-15 percent with 12 percent neutral.
While there could be pockets of voters who oppose campaign donation limits in parts of their county as a whole, one has to wonder if any House or Senate district would be greatly different than a large urban county.
Thus, it is safe to say, that if you are a House or Senate member representing part of Weber County – for example – three-out-four of your constituents want some kind of dollar limits put on donations to your campaign.
Will House and Senate members vote their own political interests over the wishes of their constituents on this matter?