POLL: 78 PERCENT OF UTAHNS WANT HATCH TO RETIRE
WASHINGTON» A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of Utahns want Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch to retire after his current term ends in 2019.
The poll was conducted by the Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah.
The poll showed that 78 percent of Utahns want Hatch to retire after his current term, which Hatch initially said he would do after being re-elected in 2012.
But the 83-year-old Hatch, who serves as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate President Pro Tempore, has since said he is reconsidering running for another term given the election of President Donald Trump and the possibility of rewriting the tax code.
In addition, 57 percent of Utahns said Hatch should “definitely not” run for re-election.