In Conservative Utah, Trump's Job Approval Is Now In Negative Territory

Megan Everts

President Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen in Utah.

A new survey finds that “President Donald Trump’s approval rating with Utah voters has once again fallen into negative territory,” reported UtahPolicy.com and KUTV 2News.

  • Previously, Trump had a higher approval than disapproval rating in Utah, but now “52% of Utah voters ‘strongly’ or ‘somewhat’ disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president.”
  • While 92 percent of “strong” Republicans in Utah believe Trump is doing a good job as president, 68 percent of independents and 100 percent of “strong” Democrats disapprove of Trump.
  • Furthermore, “Mormons nationwide have been some of the president’s strongest supporters,” yet Trump is “losing support among 41% of ‘very active’ Mormons” in Utah.

Although these numbers are concerning for Trump, “this does not mean Trump is in trouble of losing Utah.”

  • Considering that “Utah hasn’t voted Democratic in a presidential race since Lyndon Johnson won it in 1964,” it seems that “unless something really terrible happens... this state will vote for Trump” again.

While this growing disapproval in Utah may not directly harm Trump, it could “mean danger in U.S. House, legislative, and county races for Republican Trump enthusiastic candidates down-ballot.”

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