Utah Colleges Exit Poll

2016 Election Day Exit Poll Data


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Congressional and Gubernatorial Elections

In tonight's Utah races, Utah voters continued to support Republican candidates across the State. Although the race has not yet been called at this time in Utah's Fourth Congressional Race between Mia Love and Doug Owens, every other major Utah race has been won by the Republican Candidate. Most Republican candidates continued the historical trend of securing large numbers of Republican voters and the majority of Independent voters in order to win their respective races.

In a year where Republican voters in Utah were very negative in their views on Trump, it appears that down-ballot Republicans were largely unaffected. The majority of Utah voters said that a Utah Republican disavowing their nominee did not affect their vote today. Very few voters skipped down ballot Republicans and few Trump and McMullin voters defected down ballot, with most supporting the Republican candidates throughout the ticket.

Governor Gary Herbert and Senator Mike Lee had strong showings among Independent voters in addition to capturing nearly all Republican voters. Although not surprising for Governor Herbert who is one of the more popular governors in the nation, the level of Independent support for Senator Lee is perhaps more surprising. In 2014 he came under heavy fire during the Government Shutdown. Despite lower approval ratings in 2014, it appears Senator Lee was able to repair his favorability to have a strong win in Utah tonight.

In Utah's Fourth Congressional District, we have not as of this writing called the race, however Doug Owens falls behind comparisons from 2012's race with Jim Matheson in support among Republicans and Independents, two key categories that allowed Jim Matheson to consistently win that seat.

Finally, one contentious issue in Utah has been whether to allow Syrian refugees to come to the state. Governor Herbert broke with other Republican Governors by rejecting the call to bar the entry of Syrian refugees in Utah. Among his supporters, the plurality did not want Syrian refugees to come to Utah, however, 38% agreed with Governor Herbert that Syrian Refugees should be allowed to settle here.

-Josh Cooper

U.S. House District 1 vote by Party Identification


How supporters of each presidential candidate voted in U.S. House District 1?


U.S. House District 2 vote by Party Indentification


How supporters of each presidential candidate voted in U.S. House District 2?


U.S. House District 3 vote by Party Identification


How supporters of each presidential candidate voted in U.S. House District 3?


U.S. House District 4 vote by Party Identification


How supporters of each presidential candidate voted in U.S. House District 4?


Supreme Court, Merrick Garland nomination


How supporters of each presidential candidate voted in Utah Senatorial election?


Governor vote by Party Identification


Impact of Republican Officials withdrawal of Trump Endorsement


Syrian refugees to come to Utah


U.S. Senate vote by Party Identification