Senator Mike Lee has received considerable attention nationally, within Utah, and even among his fellow U.S. Senators for his role with Senator Ted Cruz in executing a strategy to defund the Affordable Care Act (widely known as Obamacare). …
First of all, 57% of Utahns overall would like Senator Lee to be “more willing to compromise” versus 43% who prefer that he “stand by his principles.” That result is not possible in Republican-dominated Utah without at least some Republicans preferring compromise. In fact, 38% of all self-identified Republicans prefer that Lee compromise compared to 99% of all Democrats. Independents side heavily with compromise at 65%.
A look at this question by active support for the Tea Party support yields absolutely stunning conclusions. Among the 13% of respondents who identify as active Tea Party supporters, 90% say that Lee should stick to his principles and not compromise. Among those who say they are not active supporters (74% of the sample), 73% say he should compromise. [cont.]
Quin Monson (BYU), Utah Data Points