[A]ccording to Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics[,]It seems like voters have seen through the "nice" and "reasonable guy" routine as well.
"When you're the underdog, you don't need to be leading in these polls, but you have to show some momentum," Jowers said. [...]
Becker, an urban planner and the Democratic House minority leader, held virtually the same 20-percentage-point edge among men and women, according to the poll.
Significant margins also break Becker's way in the favorable/unfavorable category, according to the poll.Stick a fork in Buhler, because he is done.
More than 60 percent of likely voters give Becker a favorable mark compared with 46 percent for Buhler.
And 27 percent recognized Buhler as unfavorable, compared with just 12 percent for Becker.