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Published: Saturday, Feb. 12 2011 10:00 p.m. MST

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Penguin Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

That's great! Now...how's he going to do in Iowa? South Carolina?

salt lake city, UT

forget the article, forget the polls, forget the comments. The picture says it all.

Agua Dulce, TX

Huntsman should be pleased, then. Because having Utah voters dislike you seems to be a positive thing in the end game.

Beaverton, OR

I'd like to know:

Mitt Romney VS Ron Paul?

Clearfield, UT

GWB What does where they served missions have to do do with anything? Huntsman learned chinese in Taiwan and it benefited him. As far as France are you saying because they are socialists they don't deserve to hear the gospel. Romney was a great leader in France, serving as assistant when the mission president's wife was killed and the president injured in auto accident and had to return to the states. My understanding was he was acting President for a time.

City, Ut

Both Romney and Huntsman could sink their entire fortunes in this...

But the far right Evangelical and Southern Republicans will never, REPEAT NEVER, vote for a Mormon. EVER.
Their desire to hang on to their deep Mormon phobia will outweigh any other thing.

They would happily vote for Obama for a second term, rather than vote for a Mormon.

Lincoln City, OR

Romney is clearly the best candidate for President given the challenges we face today.... He has proven his skill and ability financially in bothe the Private and Public Sector (in fact he's proven it three times); He's spot on with his positions on Energy, Foreign Affairs and yes, even Healthcare; and, he is right on the money with his position on Social Issues... Huntsman or Obama aren't anywhere close to Romney in pure qualifications.

The Huntsman family have a good reputation (particularly the father), But I can't accept Junior's poistions on several social issues and he has yet to prove that he knows how to effectively function in trying situations.

Common Sense Says
Enid, OK


- Valedictorian at BYU

- Baker's scholar at Harvard (go look it up)

- Master's degrees in business and law

- Enormously successful in private business and now worth between $200 and $300 million (compare this to many of Obama's closest advisers who have never had to turn a profit or go hungry)

- Previous executive leadership experience as a state governor, including Massachusetts' Commander In Chief of state military forces

- Put aside partisanship prejudices/trash-talk by successfully campaigning/winning the governor's seat as a Republican in a heavily Democrat-controlled state LONG before Scott Brown

- Turned a loss into one of the few profit-earning Olympics (Salt Lake) in 2002

- Turned Massachusetts' budget from red to black while governor

- Volunteer service to community as a church leader for well over 5 years (Bishop and Stake President)

- Would give ALL his Presidential salary ($1.6 million total) back to the American taxpayers if elected (yes, he's on record as committing to this)

- Looks, talks and acts "Presidential"

- Understands committment (never divorced)

- Understands morality (never had an affair)

- Understands family (5 kids)

- Willing to let all of America see his birth and school records.

He's what we need.

Willard, UT

Deseret News would have you believe this, One must make up your own mind and both of these men are not suited for the office.

Layton, UT

Go Mitt!

Paul H
West Valley, UT

Maybe Huckabee should team up with Palin. They'd be at 6% in Utah.
This poll is so meaningless. It's taken in Utah with 2 Utah "favorite sons" in the poll.
Take the same poll in Alaska or Arkansas and you'd reverse the results.
Take this poll nationwide and you'd get a better picture... But, due to the skewing effect of the Republicans Primary / Convention system they will never find out which candidate is the strongest and they will lose the presidential race of 2012.

Kearns, UT

Don't waste your run on the White House Jon. Come back to Utah, unseat Orrin Hatch, then look to 2016 if you want to run for President. Come back and save us from another Mike Lee/Jason Chaffitz getting to represent the state for 6 years.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

This poll is not neccesarily as reaveling as it seems. First off, a given number of Utahns would not vote in a Republican primary. They seem to have been included in the survey.

Secojndly, the primary will have more than these two options. So limiting it does not make sense. A more reflective of reality poll would be asking people who they would vote for in the primary. Since we do not know who will actually be on the ballot this might be most accurate. Providing a sample ballot of Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Sam Brownback, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, Nikki Haley and Allen West, since the actual ballot will have some number of people listed, might come closest to simulating the actual results. Ommission of any other possible or likely candidates on my part was due to the unclear nature of the race. There are probably others that I should have included and I apologize for the oversight.

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