University Holds Straw Poll on Local Election Issues

University Holds Straw Poll on Local Election Issues

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Greg Neft, KSL Newsradio Students at the University of Utah are getting a chance to weigh in on some important local issues.

The Hinckley Institute of Politics Straw Poll still asks students to pick a president, but this year there's more. "We have a lot of interest here among the student body about the vouchers issue, a lot of interest about the mayor [race]," explained Bryson Morgan, student and institute employee.

So Morgan says students can vote on those two issues. The campaigns are taking notice. "Both Dave Buhler and Ralph Becker were aware that we were doing this poll and were anxiously awaiting to see the results," Morgan said.

And Director Kirk Jowers says it gives a good snapshot of the younger generation. "We wanted to see how interested people were in that race," he said.

They say thousands took part and the results should be out later today.

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