*** For Immediate Release ***

FIRST POLL OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY RACE FOR UTAH GOVERNOR FINDS PETERSON IN COMMANDING LEAD

KUTV/UtahPolicy.com poll gives Peterson 10 point margin over closest Democratic Party rival

Salt Lake City, Utah — The Peterson for Governor Campaign leads a six-person Democratic field for Utah governor, according to a new poll.

Thirty-eight percent of likely Democratic primary voters support Peterson according to a survey conducted by Y2 Analytics for UtahPolicy.com and KUTV2 News. With a crowded field, the poll placed Peterson ten points ahead of his closest competitor.

“With two weeks to go until the Democratic Party’s State convention, it is encouraging to see that our campaign’s message promoting practical solutions and public service is resonating with our base,” said Peterson. “Utahns are ready to put partisanship aside in solving the COVID-19 crisis and addressing challenges like educational opportunity, health care affordability, environmental stewardship, and fairness in the marketplace.”

The survey inquired who likely Democratic primary voters would vote for if a primary election were held today.page1image47041344

Y2 conducted the survey from March 21-30, 2020. The survey sample included 167 likely Democratic primary voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 7.6 percent.

CONTACT: Ermina Mustafic
PHONE: 385-229-7448
EMAIL: ermina@petersonforutah.com
WEBSITE: PetersonforUtah.com

About Peterson for Utah

Chris Peterson is a fifth generation Utahn with deep pioneer roots who has spent his career fighting for working families. A professor of business law at the University of Utah and recognized authority on consumer protection, he has worked tirelessly to help industry to improve the lives of their employees and customers.

Lt. Gov. candidate Karina Brown is President of the Cache County Friends of the Children’s Justice Center Board and was a founding sponsor of the Medicaid Expansion ballot initiative (Proposition 3) adopted by Utah voters in 2018. She also serves on the Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Cache Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee.

Democrats advanced Chris Peterson for Utah with 88.4% of votes during the Democratic Primary Convention in April.