Poll: Becker’s Third Term Not an Issue for Voters

Ralph BeckerIf he wins in November, Ralph Becker will become one of the few 3-term mayors in Salt Lake City’s history. That doesn’t seem to be a factor for voters according to a new poll.

 
The UtahPolicy.com survey conducted by Dan Jones and Associates finds that 59% of registered voters in Salt Lake City say Becker’s run for a third term makes no difference in how they will vote in November. 27% say it makes them less likely to vote for Becker while 13% it makes them more likely to vote for him.
 
Among those voters who are very likely to cast a ballot the prospect of a Becker third term also will not weigh heavily into their decision. 61% of that group says the issue makes no difference to them. 10% said it makes them more likely to vote for Becker while 28% said it makes them less likely.
 
 

 
Generation X voters seem to be the most bothered by Becker running for a third term with about a third (32%) saying they are less likely to vote for the mayor. 55% say it makes no difference.
 
About 1/5 (20%) of younger millennial voters say the prospect of a third term for Becker makes them more likely to vote in his favor. 23% say they are less likely to vote for him while 57% say it makes no difference.
 
Ted Wilson was the last man to win a third term as Mayor of Salt Lake City, but he resigned in the middle of that term to head up the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.