‘Trib Talk’: West-side Salt Lake City voters weigh in on the mayoral primary

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) People cast their votes in the early hours for the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at the Columbus Center in Salt Lake City.

Editor’s note: This episode includes references to the results of a poll that included at least 57 respondents who don’t live in Salt Lake City. A full explanation for this error can be found here. After a recalculation of the poll results, the order of the candidates and the presence of a significant number of undecided voters were unchanged.

Next week, the field of candidates vying to be the next mayor of Salt Lake City will be trimmed from eight to two as voters cast their ballots in the primary election.

Recent polling by The Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics showed a significant number of voters remain undecided. And the presumed frontrunner, former state Sen. Jim Dabakis, held a relatively narrow lead ahead of a still-competitive slate of hopefuls looking to secure a spot on the general election ballot.

On today’s episode of “Trib Talk," host Benjamin Wood chats with government reporter Taylor Stevens about the state of the mayor’s race ahead of Tuesday’s primary, and visits a neighborhood party on the city’s west side to see what voters are thinking about the candidates and their campaigns.

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“Trib Talk” is produced by Sara Weber with additional editing by Dan Harrie. Comments and feedback can be sent to tribtalk@sltrib.com, or to @bjaminwood or @tribtalk on Twitter.

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