Last night a new Deseret News/KSL-TV poll among people likely to vote in Tuesday's Republican primary revealed that Tim Bridgewater is up by 9 points. To say this race is over for either one is a stretch of the imagination.
Tim Bridgewater 42%
Mike Lee 33%
The sampling error in this one is +/- 4%, and the undecideds in this poll are still logging in at an even higher percentage than the Lee polling data: 25 percent. That's a whopping percentage of people who probably won't know who they're voting for until they are in the voting booth on election day.
This race symbolizes what is true about political polls in general -- you can't believe anything you read in the newspaper.
The only real poll is what happens in the balloting at the voting booth.
This year it makes a difference how you vote and for whom. Whatever your persuasion, please get out and make your vote count for the candidate you choose.
I've been criticized for my early backing of Mike Lee, but nothing since January has dissuaded me from my call back then. He's a rock-solid conservative choice. I like his constitutional cred, I like his family roots, and I like him as a principled man who is not in awe of the party politics or the traditional power brokers in Washington D.C. I like Mike.
He'll bring down the status quo in the Senate and shake things up. I don't think Tim Bridgewater will. That's what it comes down to in my mind.
Join me in making up your mind before Tuesday, and let's send Mike Lee to the Senate in November.