Blog Post

Insight: What do voters want to hear from candidates?

By: Marin Christensen

Voters have a lot to consider this year as they fill out their ballots. Along with measures such as Medicaid expansion and funding education, other issues like housing affordability and Utah’s economic future loom large as they elect their representatives.

The Gardner Policy Institute and the Hinckley Institute of Politics of the University of Utah have collaborated to produce INFORMED DECISIONS™ 2018, a biennial election brief offering expert analysis on important issues Utahns face during election season.

In addition to offering demographic, economic, and issue analysis, the Gardner Policy Institute conducted a focus group of Utah voters and two roundtable discussions with policy experts. Feedback and considerations from these groups provide the voter depth and context for each issue covered in