The race for Utah Attorney General is turning out to be not much of a race at all.
A new UtahPolicy.com poll conducted by Dan Jones and associates finds Republican Sean Reyes with a 35-point lead over Democrat Charles Stormont.
Libertarian Andrew McCullough gets 4% in our survey while Constitution Party candidate Gregory Hansen garners 3%. Leslie Curtis from the Independent American Party shows up with 2%.
Reyes is beating Stormont pretty much across the board. He's winning among men (59-22%) and women (55-22%). He also is winning a majority of Republicans (82-3%) and independent voters (43-21%). The only demographic where Stormont has the lead is, naturally, among Democrats, where he is winning by a 77-7% margin.
Reyes is running behind the 65% pace set by his predecessor, John Swallow in 2012. Stormont is also 8-points down from the 30% Democrat Dee Smith pulled in two years ago.
Alan Crooks, a consultant for Reyes' campaign, tells Utah Policy they're very pleased by these numbers. "It's great to see the public respond to Attorney General Reyes' commitment to integrity, leadership and excellence, which is something that he’s been striving for his entire life."
Stormont's campaign questioned the results. Campaign manager David Billings told UtahPolicy "We believe Utah voters want real reform in the Attorney General's office, and we will continue to work toward that result."
The survey was conducted amont 827 active voters statewide, and it has a margin of error of +- 3.41%.