To the editor:

Your Aug. 14 poll on the presidential election showed that at least 87 percent of Utahns are going to vote for the Bush-Dukakis ticket (this is not a typo or mistake, but only a recognition that the two would-be emperors wear essentially the same clothes.)In the "Statewide Utah" section for the same day appeared the headline, "Demos, GOP present united front against tax initiatives."

My question is, if at least 87 percent of Utahns are going to vote for one wing or the other of the Demopublican Party - and a majority of Utahns on both sides of the imaginary Democratic/Republican line are in favor of the property tax limitation and the income/sale/cigarette/gasoline tax rollback (as indicated by repeated Deseret News polls) - then wouldn't that headline have been more accurate, if somewhat unwieldy, if it had read, "Democrat and GOP leaders present united front against tax initiatives as well as against the rank and file of their own party?"

Michael Lee

Libertarian candidate for Congress