Wednesday, December 02, 2009

News Release: Granato Encouraged by Poll Results, Utahns' Desire for Change

Granato Encouraged by Poll Results, Utahns' Desire for Change

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Senate candidate Sam Granato said he is encouraged by the results of a recent Deseret News/KSL-TV poll indicating Utah voters are ready for a new representation in Washington.

Fifty-eight percent of respondents said incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett should not be re-elected for a fourth term in the Senate. Granato says those numbers show Utahns are ready for a change.

“Utahns want a senator who will honestly speak his mind, vote his conscience, and work to find common-sense solutions to the issues facing America’s families, not a senator that panders to hyper-partisan radicals and obstructs progress on the problems facing our country,” Granato said.

Poll results pegged name recognition for Sam Granato at 14 percent statewide and 24 percent from Salt Lake County respondents. Only 28 percent of Salt Lake County respondents were familiar with Bennett. “That is a surprisingly low number for a sitting three-term senator,” Granato said.

Granato says the results show that his early campaign strategy has worked in Salt Lake County, and that he is excited to continue meeting with voters across the state.

“As I have traveled across Utah and met with my fellow citizens, I have become convinced that they want new blood and new ideas in Washington,” he said. “I am encouraged by their desire for change, and excited for the opportunity to listen to their views and earn their support.”

Granato continued: “I am eager to visit each county and community in our great state over the coming months. I relish the opportunity to listen to the thoughts, concerns and ideas expressed by my fellow Utahns, and to learn what they want and expect from their next senator.”

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