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.