2016 MEDIA COVERAGE

The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosts many notable public officials and political experts every year. Follow the links below for media coverage of Hinckley Forums and other Hinckley Institute events.

To schedule a media interview with Hinckley Institute director Jason Perry, please call Natalie Tippetts at 801-581-8514 or natalie.tippetts@utah.edu.


September 20, 2016: "New Tribune-Hinckley poll: Rep. Mia Love extends her lead over Doug Owens" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A new Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll released Tuesday shows that Rep. Mia Love has extended her lead over Democrat Doug Owens to 18 percentage points." 

Fall 2016: "Cultivating Political Passion" (Continuum) "One of the most visible places on campus that connects students to political opportunities is the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

September 13, 2016: "What can we expect from the presidential debates?" (Good4Utah) "Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah joined GMU with what she expects to see [in the presidential debates]."

September 12, 2016: "Utah Muslims face challenges in America, but love its freedom" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "'The governments we see in the Middle East are using religion to control the people,' he said Monday at a panel discussion on the campus of the University of Utah hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics. 'When you are not obeying the king or the president, you are not obeying Allah.'"

September 12, 2016: "Trump lead over Clinton in Utah widens slightly in new poll" (KSL) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Trump may be on his way to winning Utah's six electoral votes in November, but that doesn't mean Clinton is going to give up on focusing attention on the state."

September 7, 2016: "KUED, Hinckley Institute of Politics launch new weekly series" (Utah Policy) "KUED has launched a new weekly half-hour public affairs series in partnership with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

September 1, 2016: "Evan McMullin tells Utah crowd Trump is a 'treat to democracy" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "Calling himself the "only true conservative" in the presidential contests, independent candidate Evan McMullin told a group of about 50 people gathered at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Thursday that a vote for him is a vote to show the world that "conservatism isn't bigotry."

August 31, 2016: "GOP v.p. candidate Pence, independent presidential candidate McMullin to stop in Utah" (Deseret News) "McMullin, a Utah native who is meeting privately with several state leaders Thursday morning and speaking at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics at 2 p.m., is hoping to offer voters that alternative."

August 11, 2016: "Trump has 'tremendous problem in Utah,' gets Gov. Herbert's vote" (Deseret News) "University of Utah political science professor Tim Chambless, the academic outreach coordinator at the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics, questioned the governor's decision."

August 11, 2016: "Trump admits trouble in Utah" (KUTV) "Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said Trump is in trouble in a state that hasn't voted for a Democrat in over 50 years. 'This is a state that should be solidly in his camp - at least based on our history,' said Perry."

August 11, 2016: "The Doug Wright Show" (KSL) Hinckley Institute of Politics director Jason Perry talks about Hillary Clinton's appeal to LDS voters.

August 8, 2016: "BYU graduate launches independent bid for White House" (KTVX) "He doesn't have the things you need to really have an impact. You need to have a name people know, they don't yet," said director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics Jason Perry."

August 8, 2016: "The 2016 Utah Electorate" (KUER) Morgan Lyon Cotti of the Hinckley Institute joins a RadioWest panel to discuss what matters to Utah voters this election year.

August 2, 2016: "That poll showing Clinton leading in Utah? It doesn't exist" (Washington Post) "The Salt Lake Tribune doesn't have a story about a new poll at its website. The Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah doesn't have any mention of it either."

August 2, 2016: "The Doug Wright Show" (KSL) Hinckley Institute of Politics director Jason Perry talks about the prospect that Utah could be a swing state in 2016. 

August 2, 2016: "Gary Johnson apologizes for comment on violence in early Mormon history" (Fox 13) "It's not entirely clear to me what event he was referring to in his comments. It certainly elevated the discussion, certainly has a lot of people wondering what he meant and he has some explaining to do if he wants to mitigate these comments," said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. 

August 1, 2016: "Reading the political tea leaves" (KRCL) Discussing local and national politics after the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, with Matthew Burbank, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, University of Utah; Morgan Lyon CottiHinckley Institute, UoU; and Bryan Schott, UtahPolicy.com.

July 29, 2016: "Utah delegate and political expert weigh in on DNC" (KTVX) "Dr. Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah and Hillary Clinton Utah Delegate Rudy Miera joined Good Morning Utah to talk about the event.

July 26, 2016: "Hillary Clinton to receive historic nomination" (KTVX) "Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics says it's a moment all Americans can appreciate." 

July 26, 2016: "Bill Clinton, who is said to be readying a trip to Utah, takes humanizer role in DNC speech" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "Utah hasn't handed its electoral votes to a Democrat in more than 50 years, but a Tribune-Hinckley Institute poll in June showed Hillary Clinton tied with Donald Trump, each carrying 35 percent of likely voters in the state." 

July 26, 2016: "Utah Democrats see opportunity in frustration over Clinton, Trump (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Utah voters are going to end up picking the candidate they 'dislike the least' when they cast their ballots in November."

July 23, 2016: "What's the Impact of the Republican National Convention?" (KTVX) "Jennifer Napier-Pearce with the Hinckley Institute of Politics joins Chief Political Correspondent Glen Mills to talk about the impact of the RNC."  

July 23, 2016: "Gary Johnson Polls: As Libertarian Candidate Nears 15 Percent Mark Needed to Join Debates, New Poll Shows Johnson Could Win in Utah" (The Inquistr) "To win over Utahns, Trump need to tone down the hard-line rhetoric when it comes to immigrants and religious minorities,' (Hinckley Institute director Jason) Perry told The Salt Lake Tribune. "  

July 22, 2016: "Trump winning Utah converts, but he has a long way to go" (The Salt Lake Tribune) "That, along with perhaps dialing down the typical Trump style, could be the recipe for success for the Republican nominee in Utah, said Jason Perry, executive director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah." 

July 22, 2016: "How Are Utah Delegates Feeling After RNC?" (KTVX) "Many say Donald Trump delivered a rousing address during the last night of the Republican National Convention, but will his words be enough to help him resonate with Utah voters? Jennifer Napier-Pearce from the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics." 

July 21, 2016: “Writer apologizes for copying phrases for Melania Trump speech” (The Villages Suntimes)Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Wednesday that "although the Trump campaign has not indicated a timeline, it is clear there are active discussions about the state of Utah and who would be best to come here.” 

July 20, 2016: Utah GOP delegates finally fired up -- but over Cruz, not Pence" (KSL) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Wednesday that "although the Trump campaign has not indicated a timeline, it is clear there are active discussions about the state of Utah and who would be best to come here.”

July 19, 2016: "Republican National Convention" (KRCL) Conversation on the Republican National Convention, with Tifanie Fitzgerald, Brady Quinn and Nic Dunn from Utah Young Republicans, and Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

July 19, 2016: "Trump's track record with women makes some female delegates uneasy" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A poll for The Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics last month found that Trump actually trailed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in red-state Utah by five points among women, 37 percent to 32 percent." 

July 16, 2016: "Utah Republicans heading to national convention unsure of Trump" (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he believes voters are looking for a candidate to put their minds at ease amid the violence happening around the world and at home."

July 15, 2016: "Will VP pick help Donald Trump win over Utah Republicans?" (KTVX) "Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Jason Perry says it's a safe pick. 'It helps him in the areas where he has been perceived to be weak. He's really the opposite of Donald Trump in a lot of ways,' said Perry."

July 14, 2016: "Indiana Gov. Mike Pence could help Trump in Utah; will Huntsman also play a role?" (KSL)"The current head of the Hinckley Institute, Jason Perry, said Pence 'gives them some more comfort' with the top of the ticket because of his experience in Congress and as a governor, as well as his style." 

July 12, 2016: "Utah's Lee could be leading fight for brokered Republican convention" (KUTV) "This is the big show before the show," said Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of politics. He says the rules meeting is where "everything is up for grabs."

July 10, 2016: “Why Utah Doesn’t Like Trump” (Time Magazine) “What is making Donald Trump popular in other states is exactly what’s making him somewhat unpopular here in the state of Utah,” said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah. “That straight-talking brashness that has made Donald Trump popular in many parts of the states … is not the kind of politician we usually see in the state of Utah.”

July 5, 2016: “Utah Republicans lash out at Clinton in wake of FBI announcement” (KSL)Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and a former state and federal prosecutor, said declining to file charges "is not the same as saying someone didn't do something that shouldn't have been done.”

June 30, 2016: "Utah's Lee decries Trump's 'religiously intolerant comments,' attacks on best friend Cruz's family" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Utahns are no more excited about presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was tied with Trump in a recent Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll." 

June 29, 2016: "Democratic Candidates Named Misty Just Made Transgender History" (Slate) "Despite a Gallup survey from March 2015 that calculated Salt Lake City's LGBTQ population as the seventh-highest in the nation, Lee leads Snow 51 to 37 percent among likely general election voters according to a poll commissioned by the Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics in early June." 

June 29, 2016: "Historic Primary Includes Petition Candidates" (KTVX) "Morgan Lyon Cotti of the Hinckley Institute of Politics notes the change will likely be positive in bringing a wider range of candidates." 

June 28, 2016: “Two State School Board incumbents may go down, returns show” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The new election method was met with a series of statewide debates, sponsored by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Sutherland Institute and KSL.”

June 28, 2016: "Utah's Misty Snow makes history as Democrats' transgender Senate nominee" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A poll in early June, commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, found that Lee holds a 51 percent to 37 percent lead on Snow." 

June 28, 2016: "Herbert trounces Johnson in Utah governor’s primary, flipping the script on convention results" (Salt Lake Tribune) "In a poll conducted for The Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics earlier this month, Herbert was beating Weinholtz 55 percent to 34 percent." 

June 25, 2016: “Op-ed: Here’s hoping the big caucus turnout is sign of awakening Utah voters” (Salt Lake Tribune) “These voters showed up to rally around a candidate, to make a statement and to join a community. They met their neighbors and talked issues and debated policies. And those images of participatory government are a beautiful sight in a state that has been in a slump when it comes to voter turnout.”

June 24, 2016: “Utah’s Congressman Who? Rep. Chris Stewart is the state’s unknown politician” (Salt Lake Tribune) “"It means he has a great opportunity in the state of Utah to make sure he tells his story well," said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah, who notes that Stewart's understated persona is unusual in politics.”

June 21, 2016: "Rating Change: Utah GOP Congresswoman Less Safe for Re-Election" (Roll Call) "The June 2-8 automated poll conducted by SurveyUSA for The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute showed Owens with a 51-45 percent advantage ina hypothetical general election matchup." 

June 20, 2016: “Chaffetz: I’m going to be ‘kid in a candy store’ as Oversight chairman with a President Trump” (Deseret News) “Chaffetz, speaking at a forum on the 3rd District primary race hosted by the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, said he's backing his party's controversial pick for president, Trump.”

June 17, 2016: “Informed decisions: Are Utah taxpayers paying too much or too little?” (Deseret News)Jason Perry, vice president of government relations and director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, will moderate the event, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the S.J. Quinney College of Law's Moot Courtroom at the University of Utah.”

June 17, 2016: “Utah Republicans are sour on Trump, and Libertarians sense opportunity” (Los Angeles Times)Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute, said that while most Republican voters in other states had coalesced around Trump once he effectively won the nomination last month, Utah voters “are definitely bucking the trend.”

June 17, 2016: "Libertarians say election turmoil creates opportunity for their party in Utah" (Fox 13) "In a poll released this week by the Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, 13 percent of voters plan on backing Johnson while Clinton and Trump are deadlocked at 35 percent each."

June 17, 2016: "Surprising Utah Poll Showed Clinton and Trump Tied. But it Missed One Thing…" (Independent Journal) "The poll, conducted by Survey USA for the Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, found among Utah voters ages 18-34, Johnson leads with 32%, followed by Clinton at 26%, and Trump at 16%, with 24% undecided."

June 16, 2016: “It’s a tossup: Handicapper says face between Mia Love and Doug Owens can go either way” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Sabato's Crystal Ball, part of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, moved the race from its "lean Republican" category in large part because of a new poll — commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics — which found Owens with a 6 percentage-point advantage over Love, a freshman Republican with an outsized national reputation.”

June 16, 2016: “Informed decisions: Weighing Utah’s need for water, roads and mass transit” (Deseret News) “That's the consensus of several focus group meetings between state policymakers, business leaders, economic experts and community members. Those discussions were facilitated through a collaboration between the University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, in partnership with the Deseret News and KSL Broadcasting.”

June 15, 2016: “Making informed decisions: The key issues in education for 2016” (Deseret News) “Members of the discussion headed by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and the Hinckley Institute of Politics hope early childhood education will be addressed again in the Legislature, understanding the "integral" role that families play in educating children.”

June 14, 2016: “Tribune poll: Utahns give failing grades to Common Core, SAGE testing in schools” (Salt Lake Tribune)Hinckley Institute Director Jason Perry said the large number of poll participants who answered "not sure" suggests continued confusion about what the tests, and the standards they're based on, are.” 

June 13, 2016: “Morning Digest: A new poll gives Democrat Doug Owens a 6-point lead against GOP Rep. Mia Love” (Daily Kos) “On behalf of the Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute, SurveyUSA takes a look at the rematch between freshman Republican Rep. Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens in Utah's 4th Congressional District, and they have some very good news for Team Blue.”

June 13, 2016: “Clinton Running Even in Utah” (Washington Monthly) “The new Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah poll is just the latest piece of evidence that Donald Trump has a major problem with the Mormon community.”

June 12, 2016: “Hillary Clinton Polls: Even Deep-Red Utah Could Turn Blue as Donald Trump’s Unpopularity Points to November Blowout” (The Inquisitr) “A recent poll from The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah found that Clinton and Trump are tied at 35 points in Utah, a state that hasn’t gone to Democrats in 52 years.”

June 11, 2016: “Poll: Trump’s unpopularity could swing Utahns to Hillary” (Salt Lake Tribune) "For a state where the majority of voters have supported Republican presidential candidates since 1964, the fact that Trump is in a dead heat with Hillary Clinton suggests Utah voters are still very reluctant about a Trump presidency," said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute."

June 8, 2016: “School board candidates talk testing, teacher morale and party politics at Layton debate” (Salt Lake Tribune) “…the second in a series of school board debates sponsored by KSL, Sutherland Institute, Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools.”

June 8, 2016: “Poll shows Utah could be a wild card in presidential election” (Fox 13) "Utah voters are very ambivalent," Tim Chambless with the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics said, reacting to the poll. 

June 6, 2016: “State School Board candidates face off during debate in St. George Tuesday” (KCSG) “The Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, Sutherland Institute and KSL/Deseret News have teamed up to host public forums with the candidates.”

May 6, 2016: "Romney 'dismayed' by presidential choices, won't run as independent” (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Romney refusing to support Trump and raising the possibility of a third-party candidate entering the race could put pressure on Trump to do what it takes to unite the party."

May 5, 2016: "Former Sen. Bob Bennett dies" (Capital Hill Blue) "He also became a resident scholar with the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and penned regular opinion columns for Salt Lake City newspapers.”

May 2, 2016: Huntsman to GOP: Time to support Trump (KSL) “If the Republican Party does want to pull this off with Donald Trump as their nominee, they’re going to need people to cross the aisle,” said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

April 27, 2016: "Trump close to clinching has Utah GOP flinching" (Fox 13) “It means that Utah is in a minority status in regard to supporting a candidate who cannot on the first ballot win his party's presidential nomination,” said Tim Chambless of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

March 24, 2016: "Mike Lee, Mia Love: Take congressional power back.” (Salt Lake Tribune) "At the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics on Thursday, Lee pitched "The Article 1 Project" a network of lawmakers with the goal of writing and passing bills aimed at restoring the balance of three co-equal branches of government."

March 23, 2016: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KSL Newsradio to speak on the results of the Utah presidential caucuses.

March 21, 2016: "Violence as protesters clash at Donald Trump rally" (Irish Examiner) "Limited polling shows Trump running second to Cruz, but ahead of Kasich, said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

March 21, 2016: “Cruz, Sanders top picks in Tuesday’s Utah caucuses, poll says” (Deseret News) “‘People are watching what's happening in Utah,’ said Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

March 21, 2016: "Kasich responds to anti-Trump 'split the map' strategy" (Examiner Gazette) "Limited polling shows Trump running second to Cruz, but ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

March 20, 2016: "Donald Trump greeted by protesters blocking road to Arizona event" (Indian Express) "Limited polling shows Trump running second to Cruz, but ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

March 20, 2016: "Donald Trumpís Arizona campaign obstructed by protestersí road block" (Live Mint) "Limited polling shows Trump running second to Cruz, but ahead of Kasich, said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

March 19, 2016: "Donald Trump's appeal with Mormons to be tested in Utah" (Standard-Examiner) "Limited polling shows Trump running second to Cruz, but ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

March 17, 2016: "Trump, Sanders, Cruz, Kasich all campaigning in Utah" (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Trump has his work cut out for him with Utah voters. Polls have shown Trump trailing other Republicans."

March 17, 2016: "Trump, Cruz, Kasich, Sanders all campaigning in Utah this weekend" (KSL) "Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Trump has his work cut out for him with Utah voters. Polls have shown Trump trailing other Republicans."

March 16, 2016: "Debate scrapped after Donald Trump says he wonít show in Salt Lake City, and Kasich follows suit" (Salt Lake Tribune) "'For the Republicans right now, every state becomes an important victory and every state that Donald Trump doesn't win makes it much more likely we end up in a contested convention,' said Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

March 14, 2016: "What Does a Brokered GOP Convention Look Like?" (KTVX) "Jason Perry, the Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said that's why every delegate is so important, even here in Utah."

March 14, 2016: "Fox News to host Republican presidential primary debate in Salt Lake City" (KSTU) "University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics Jason Perry said a local debate has made Utah more politically relevant, which may be why John Kasich and Marco Rubio have announced plans to campaign in Utah this week.”

March 14, 2016: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KTALK radio discussing Real Women Run and the importance of women being involved in politics.

March 11, 2016: "2016 Legislative Wrap-up" (KUER) "Friday, weíre live at the University of Utahís Hinckley Institute of Politics for a look at Utahís 2016 legislative session."

March 11, 2016: "Trump says he's not interested in participating in Salt Lake presidential debate" (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the presidential candidates 'are well aware' of the debate schedule but acknowledged 'there has been a lot of talk recently about whether that would happen.'"

March 10, 2016: "Utah's Rep. Chris Stewart calls Trump 'our Mussolini'" (KUTV) "Stewart addressed the Hinckley Institute of Politics, the same arena given to Mitt Romney last week."

March 8, 2016: "Gov. Herbert cautions there may not be a presidential debate in Salt Lake" (Deseret News) "Jason Perry, head of the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he's 'heard the discussion about whether or not this debate will happen in the state of Utah.'"

March 7, 2016: "News roundup: Mitt Romney: Trump ëmost likelyí to be GOP nominee" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Rep. Chris Stewart visits the University of Utah and speaks at the a Hinckley Institute Forum."

On March 3, 2016, Governor Mitt Romney delivered a special address to the Hinckley Institute regarding the state of the 2016 presidential race. Approximately 23,000 media hits directly mentioning the Hinckley Institute were generated, including in the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, the BBC, and others

February 27, 2016: "Mitt Romney trades jabs with Donald Trump" (KSL) "Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, former head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Romney may have spurred Rubio to stand up to Trump at the debate, and continue to go after him on the campaign trail."

February 24, 2016: "Utah to hold presidential preference caucus" (KSL) "Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said it is something parties and voters are prepared for."

February 23, 2016: "ASUU candidates clash over funding, feasibility in first debate" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "The second and final candidates’ debate, which will focus more on academic and student life issues, will be moderated by current ASUU President Ambra Jackson and Vice President Anthony Fratto at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics in OSH."

February 18, 2016: “U Lobbies State Legislature for Three Percent Raise for Faculty and Staff” (Daily Utah Chronicle) Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and vice president of government relations, said the goal is to attract and retain qualified faculty and staff at the U.

February 16, 2016: “Medical marijuana supporters want to put the question to the people” (KSL)Jason Perry, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said the process isn't easy.”

February 15, 2016: “Checking trust fund on tax form will help overcome homelessness” (KSL) “…she said during a panel discussion on homelessness last Thursday at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

February 14, 2016: “Mayor Biskupski addresses shake-up of local government” (KTVX) Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KTVX’s Inside Utah Politics to discuss the Salt Lake City mayoral transition and the presidential primaries.

February 14, 2016: “Utah officials hit the presidential campaign trail” (Salt Lake Tribune) “‘Candidates can never shake enough hands on their own. They need people to advocate for them. They need people to vouch for them,’” said Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

February 13, 2016: “Scalia’s death leaves major void in high court, Utah legal experts say” (KSL) “To Kirk Jowers, former director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, such partisan opposition is to be expected and he said it is highly unlikely the president will be able to fulfill his wish to install the next Supreme Court justice.”

February 12, 2016: “Dalai Lama scheduled to speak at the U. June 21” (Deseret News) “University co-sponsors include the Office for Global Engagement, the Asia Center, Global Social Work, Global Health/Health Sciences, the Hinckley Institute, Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy and the Tanner Humanities Center.”

February 11, 2016: “Smithsonian Internship” (@theU) “And if you’re interested in doing a clinic in Washington, D.C., the Hinckley Institute of Politics streamlines the process of living out there by providing housing and a support network.”

February 9, 2016: “GOP frontrunners could help/hurt voter turnout” (KTVX)Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said that having a divisive candidate can have an impact on other races on the ballot.”

February 6, 2016: “Utah holding presidential caucus, not primary election” (Deseret News)Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said even though Utah is voting about midway through this election cycle, the outcome of the caucuses may still be significant.”

February 3, 2016: “Bill: Utahns should be asked to weigh in on Medicaid expansion” (Salt Lake Tribune) “A recent Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll showed a plurality of Utah voters — 44 percent — supported Medicaid expansion at a state cost of $78 million, while about 39 percent opposed such a move.”

January 31, 2016: "Appointments, Resignations, Deaths" (Chronicle of Higher Education) "Jason Perry, interim director, to director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

January 29, 2016: "News roundup: Romney fundraises for Paul Ryan in Florida" (Salt Lake Tribune) "According to a Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll, Utahns are split on Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood."

January 28, 2016: "Hinckley Institute Inducts Former Senator Bob Bennett Into Hall of Fame" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Former Sen. Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah) was named the Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar."

January 28, 2016: "News roundup: Joe Scarborough as Trump’s VP? He isn’t ruling it out" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Former Sen. Bob Bennett was inducted into the Hinckley Institute of Politics’s Hall of Fame at the University of Utah."

January 27, 2016: "Lawmakers, Utahns wary of Lake Powell Pipeline’s unknown cost" (Salt Lake Tribune) "In a poll commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, only 6 percent of surveyed Utah residents back the pipeline project regardless of cost, while 26 percent oppose it."

January 27, 2016: "News roundup: GOP wondering how it let Donald Trump get this far" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll shows the majority of Utahns support government action to restrict emissions and improve air quality."

January 27, 2016: "Longtime Utah Sen. Bob Bennett inducted into Hinckley Hall of Fame" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Former Sen. Bob Bennett, 82, looking pale and somewhat frail after a successful bout with cancer, focused on youth and the future of politics Wednesday as he was inducted into the Hinckley Institute of Politics' Hall of Fame at the University of Utah."

January 27, 2016: "Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett inducted into Hinckley Institute's Hall of Fame" (Deseret News) "When former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett was inducted into the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame Wednesday, he told students to remember 'true believers' are a danger to society."

January 27, 2016: "Former US Sen. Bob Bennett honored by political institute" (Associated Press via Cache Valley Daily) "Bennett was inducted Wednesday into the Hinckley Institute of Politics' Hall of Fame."

January 27, 2016: "Former US Sen. Bob Bennett honored by political institute" (Associated Press via Daily Herald) "Bennett was inducted Wednesday into the Hinckley Institute of Politics' Hall of Fame."

January 27, 2016: "Former US Sen. Bob Bennett honored by political institute" (Associated Press via KSL) "Bennett was inducted Wednesday into the Hinckley Institute of Politics' Hall of Fame."

January 27, 2016: "Former US Sen. Bob Bennett honored by political institute" (Associated Press via Washington Times) "Bennett was inducted Wednesday into the Hinckley Institute of Politics' Hall of Fame."

January 26, 2016: "Longtime Senator and U Alum Robert Bennett to be Inducted into Hinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame" (Utah Policy) "The Hinckley Institute of Politics will induct former Sen. Robert Bennett into the Hinckley Institute Hall of Fame on Jan. 27."

January 26, 2016: "News roundup: Utahn files suit challenging Ted Cruz’s natural-born status" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll shows a majority of Utahns disapprove of lawmakers taking votes in secret."

January 26, 2016: "Hinckley Institute Allows Students to Host Forums, 'Develop Poise and Confidence'" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "The decision to employ students for this position is meant to benefit all involved parties, said Hinckley Associate Director Jayne Nelson."

January 26, 2016: "Improving Utah’s air might require bigger action now ‘low-hanging fruit’ is gone" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A new poll, commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, found that 58 percent of Utah voters support government action that would restrict emissions and improve air quality."

January 25, 2016: "News roundup: Campaigns have spent huge money on TV ads — for nothing" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The new Tribune/Hinckley Institute Poll found that 91 percent of residents want that lawmaking done in public, not in closed door GOP caucuses."

January 25, 2016: "Poll: Utahns want legislative debate out in the open" (Salt Lake Tribune) "It's not the kind of lawmaking that Utah voters approve of, according to a new poll for The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

January 24, 2016: "Utahns divided on public-lands transfer, Lyman punishment" (Salt Lake Tribune) "They also are split over the appropriateness of San Juan County Commission Chairman Phil Lyman's 10-day jail sentence for leading the Recapture Canyon ATV protest, according to new polling by The Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 22, 2016: "Mike Weinholtz enters race for governor" (KTVX) "Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics Jason Perry says he has an impressive business resume."

January 22, 2016: "Editorial: Computers over teachers? Not the question" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A poll of 989 registered voters commissioned by the Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics asked if the state should buy a computer for every student."

January 22, 2016: "Editor column: Taking your temperature before the lawmaking begins" (Salt Lake Tribune) "During the past week, and continuing into the first days of the session, we will report on the findings of our survey, a collaboration with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah and conducted by the respected political pollster SurveyUSA."

January 21, 2016: "Most Utah voters support legal medicinal marijuana; guv says it’s possible" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Utahns appear, by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, ready to embrace some form of legalization, according to the new poll conducted by SurveyUSA for The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

January 21, 2016: "Editorial: State funds for homeless would be fair and effective" (Salt Lake Tribune) "A recent Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows that feeling has widespread public support."

January 21, 2016: "Poll: Most Utahns uninterested in buying classroom computers for every student" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The poll, commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, was conducted between Jan. 6 and Jan. 13 by SurveyUSA."

January 21, 2016: "Jason Perry selected as new director of Hinckley Institute of Politics" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Jason Perry is the new director of the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 20, 2016: "U. names new director of Hinckley Institute of Politics" (Deseret News) "The University of Utah has named Jason Perry the new director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 20, 2016: "News roundup: How Donald Trump could beat Hillary Clinton" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Meanwhile, the Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll found 55 percent of Utahns support spending money to expand services for the homeless."

January 20, 2016: "Wages are rising, and Utahns are upbeat on the economy" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Utahns are overwhelmingly positive about the state's economy and more than half of workers received a raise in the past year, according to a new poll commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 19, 2016: "News roundup: Sen. Orrin Hatch appears as an answer on 'Jeopardy'" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Tribune government and politics editor Dan Harrie, Hinckley Institute of Politics director Jason Perry and others join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the results of a new poll commissioned by the Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

January 19, 2016: "Utahns like Herbert, not legislature, according to new poll" (KSTU) "Hinckley Institute of Politics director Jason Perry said the findings aren’t too surprising given the debates the legislature has to take up."

January 19, 2016: "Poll: Utahns want more resources for homeless housing and services" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The statewide poll, commissioned by the The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, was conducted Jan. 6-Jan. 13 by SurveyUSA."

January 19, 2016: "Poll: Utahns give thumbs up to governor’s performance, thumbs down to Legislature" (Salt Lake Tribune) "That's according to a statewide poll by the The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, conducted by SurveyUSA."

January 18, 2016: "The Race for the 2016 Nomination is Speeding Up" (Utah Policy) "Jason Perry, Director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, says we are finally reaching decision time in the 2016 election season."

January 18, 2016: "Mia Love avoids playing celebrity card in Congress" (Salt Lake Tribune) "'Certainly, she has not been as prominent in the press as some may have thought, but that isn't an indication of her not doing what really needs to be done during that first period in Congress,' says Jason Perry, a former top aide to Gov. Gary Herbert and now director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 18, 2016: "Jason Perry Named Director of U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics" (Utah Policy) "The University of Utah has named Jason Perry the new director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 17, 2016: "Poll: 4-way tie among GOP presidential candidates in Utah" (Salt Lake Tribune) "That's according to a statewide poll by The Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics, conducted by SurveyUSA, that interviewed 989 registered voters between Jan. 6-13."

January 16, 2016: "Trump, Cruz erupt in bitter fight at GOP debate" (Tech Bits) "'What it tells me is that people here are not at all behind Donald Trump', said Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 15, 2016: "University of Utah lobbyist named permanent leader of Hinckley Institute of Politics" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The University of Utah's lobbyist will head the school's Hinckley Institute of Politics. Jason Perry, who had been serving as interim director, will keep the job, the school announced Friday."

January 15, 2016: "Jason Perry Named Director of Hinckley Institute of Politics at University of Utah" (Newswise) "The University of Utah today named Jason Perry the new director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 15, 2016: "BYU devotional speaker; SheTech Explorer Day at UVU; Lego League tournaments" (Daily Herald) "Prior to the session, students will attend training at the capitol hosted by the Hinckley Institute."

January 15, 2016: "Trump barely tops Clinton in new Utah poll" (KSL) "'What it tells me is that people here are not at all behind Donald Trump,' said Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

January 13, 2016: "The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The U.S. & China: A Crossroads of Perceptions" (KCPW) "Robert Griffiths spoke at the Hinckley Institute back on October 19, 2015."

January 11, 2016: "U Students Apply for Prestigious Scholarships" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "...said Gina Shipley, program manager for the Hinckley Institute of Politics, the campus office U students work with to apply for the Truman scholarship."

January 4, 2016: "Mitt Romney still being asked to run in '16, even by a presidential candidate" (KSL) "The former head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics said while that doesn't mean anyone else in the race will follow suit..."

January 3, 2016: "Rep. Jason Chaffetz eyeing a new title — governor" (Deseret News) "'Chaffetz right now is probably the single most formidable political candidate in the state,' Jowers, the former head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said."

January 3, 2016: "Becker leaves office confident he made a difference" (Deseret News) "Tim Chambless, a University of Utah political science professor affiliated with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Becker lived up to his ambitious agenda, and he was able to do so with a lean budget during tough economic times."

January 2, 2016: "The view from Washington: From budgets to Benghazi, Utah's lawmakers packed a punch" (Deseret News) "Chaffetz and Love may be getting the most attention, but it’s Hatch, the senior member of Utah’s delegation, who has the most influence in Washington, said Kirk Jowers, the former head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."