Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) would trail in a hypothetical three-way primary challenge for the GOP Senate nomination in 2012.
Just 26 percent of Utah Republican voters said they would like to see Hatch emerge in a primary between him, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) and U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr., the state's former governor.
Thirty percent of GOP voters would vote for Chaffetz, and 40 percent would vote for Huntsman in the hypothetical three-way match-up, according to a UtahPolicy/Exoro poll released Monday.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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