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(KSL News) Here are the results of the Dan Jones Exit Polls as the polls close at 8 p.m.
KSL TV EXIT POLL RESULTS
Not surprisingly, Republican John McCain is projected to carry Utah, although some might be surprised by the percentages.
- John McCain (R) - 60%
- Barack Obama (D) - 36%
It appears Incumbent Jon Huntsman Jr. dominated the race for governor with 79% of the vote.
- Jon M. Huntsman (R) - 79%
- Bob Springmeyer (D) - 17%
- "Superdell" Dell Schanze (L) - 4%
Rob Bishop will return to Washington for a Fourth Term representing Utah's 1st Congressional District by drawing 64% of the vote.
U.S. House District 1
- Rob Bishop (R) - 64%
- Morgan Bowen (D) - 32%
Jim Matheson is projected to win his 5th term with 63% of the vote in the 2nd Congressional District.
U.S. House District 2
- Jim Matheson (D) - 63%
- Bill Dew (R) - 33%
It looks like Mr. Chaffetz goes to Washington. The newcomer who turned out a sitting congressman in a primary (Chris Cannon), claims 66% of the vote in the General Election.
U.S. House District 3
- Jason Chaffetz (R) - 66%
- Bennion Spencer (D) - 27%
- Jim Noorlander (C) - 7%
Mark Shurtleff, still fighting a severe leg injury, wins one battle handily tonight. KSL Projects 73% of the vote will give him a third term.
- Mark L. Shurtleff (R) - 73%
- Jean Welch Hill (D) - 23%
- W. Andrew McCullough (L) - 4%
Republican Richard Ellis survived an ugly primary contest in which he accused his opponent of offering him a bribe. KSL projects Ellis will win the Treasurer's office by 68%.
- Richard K. Ellis (R) - 68%
- Dick Clark (D) - 32%
It appears the Salt Lake County Mayor easily won re-election with 65% of the vote.
Salt Lake County Mayor
- Peter M. Corroon (D) - 65%
- Michael Renckert (R) - 32%
- Leonard Olds (C) - 3%
Randy Horiuchi fends off a strong challenge, and KSL projects he will win with 53% of the vote.
Salt Lake County Council at large
- Randy Horiuchi (D) - 53%
- Steven L. DeBry (R) - 47%
The $20-Million bond to rescue the Tracy Aviary is projected to pass easily with 72% of the vote.
Salt Lake County Prop 1(Tracy Aviary)
- FOR - 72%
- AGAINST - 28%
With 76% of the vote the $33 Million bond for Hogle Zoo should pass.
Salt Lake County Prop 2(Hogle Zoo)
- FOR - 76%
- AGAINST - 24%
The race for State House district 49 between Speaker Greg Curtis and challenger (D) Jay Seegmiller is too close to call.
State House District 49
- Greg Curtis - Too close to call
- Jay Seegmiller