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Former Utah County Republican Party Secretary Jeremy Roberts had also planned to launch an initiative drive earlier this month aimed at changing the caucus system, with an eye toward putting it on the 2014 ballot. Those plans are on hold, likely until early Spring.

The poll found that 20 percent of respondents want to keep the current system as-is; 28 percent favor maintaining the caucus and convention system, but providing an alternative route for candidates to get on the ballot; and 47 percent support eliminating the caucus-convention system entirely and going to a direct primary.

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The survey also found widespread support for increased funding for public schools, even if that means a statewide income tax increase.

Seventy percent of respondents said education was the most important issue for lawmakers to deal with in the upcoming legislative session and 55 percent either strongly supported or somewhat supported an income tax increase to fund education.

Half of those surveyed support raising the sales tax on food and offsetting the additional burden to low-income families with a refundable tax credit. Forty-five percent opposed that measure.

Fifty-four percent support an increase in the general sales tax if the money goes to fund state services, and 47 percent favor a gas tax increase to fund transportation projects.

gehrke@sltrib.com

Twitter: @RobertGehrke




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