Polls vs. the Elected

If you have been around here for long enough, then you know that I am not a big fan of the polls conducted by Dan Jones.  They are usually biased and not truly representative of what Utah really thinks.

And for the two polls that I will cite below, I am sure that some kind of bias is represented in them.  However, in an attempt not to beat a dead horse, I am going to take a different approach.

According to Dan Jones and Associates, the voters don’t agree with those they elected to office.  However, for some reason we continue to elect them back into office.

The first inconsistency is found on the voucher issue.  According to Dan Jones and the Deseret News, Utahns don’t want vouchers.  Or at best we don’t want the voucher system that was proposed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Huntsman.  So, why did we elect this legislature?

The second inconsistency is found in a very suspect study on the Real Soccer Stadium.  I actually agree with the majority of this study, so I am not upset about the results (even though they are statistically suspect for accuracy).  However, for some the majority of Utahns again disagree with their legislature and the Governor.

Can this be true?  Are we electing people who don’t agree with our political philosophies?  If that is the case, then it is time to change the elected officials.  And frankly, I am not sure that I am not considering such a vote.

Shouldn’t we be electing people who agree with us?  Are candidates misrepresenting themselves when they run for office? (That’s a give in).  Why do we keep re-electing them if they aren’t voting for us?  Are we not communicating our political desires to our legislators?

Or is poor political representation not the issue? It could just be further political posturing by the left to get Utahns dissatisfied with their Republican government in order to gain more control.  But that is a little too conspiratorial for even my tastes.

I vow that next legislative session, and even through out the year to be more interactive with my legislator on more issues.  It’s the only way I can know if I should vote for him again.


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