Who will Utah’s next governor be?


On November 3, 2020 Utah will elect a new governor. But who will it be?

Rumors have it that Josh Romney (the son of Mitt Romney), Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, Former Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz, and Speaker Greg Hughes are among those considering running.

A new Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows Jason Chaffetz as an early front-runner.

Pollsters talked to 605 registered voters from Oct. 10-13 and found that 26 percent “Don’t Know” who they would elect for governor in 2020. The Republican that received the most support however, was Chaffetz at 24 percent. Democrat Ben McAdams was not far behind at 20 percent. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, McAdams was included in the poll before his announcement to run for the 4th Congressional District.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox was next at 11 percent, followed  by Josh Romney at 9 percent.

Other contenders on the poll:

  • Greg Hughes- 3%
  • Spencer P. Eccles- 3%
  • “Other”- 3%
  • Greg MIller- 2%

The margin of error is 3.98 percentage points, plus or minus.

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For this Beetdigger and Ute it’s an honor to be doing what he loves in his home state! Glen is an award-winning journalist, who joined the ABC4 News team in June 2013. You can catch him anchoring ABC4 News at 5 and 6, Monday through Friday. He also serves as our Senior Political Correspondent, keeping you up to date on issues that impact your life at the city, state and national level. His political reports run throughout the week, and he hosts Inside Utah Politics, Sunday mornings at 8. The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Glen as the best government and military television reporter in the state. Before returning home to Utah, he spent 11 1/2 years developing his journalism skills in other states. He held various on-air and management positions at KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho, WGBA in Green Bay, Wisconsin and KKCO in Grand Junction, Colorado during that time. Read More...