If this race is legitimately close, I will legitimately find the biggest hat in the state and eat it.
If Cooke gets beyond 40%, I will seriously be leaping for joy. Part of the problem is that there's more Democrats than you'd expect, and a sizable (if still small) number of independents who would gladly take a Governor other than Herbert. Only problem is, Cooke hasn't had much media exposure, and that in turn has led to less polling in this state then there should be, which in turn leads to less interest in the race by the media and independents, which leads to less media exposure etc etc etc. Like I said before, it's a vicious cycle, aggravated by the fact that most of the Utah-based media and outside-state pollsters believe that only the Republican side of things is worth covering.