Some big news out of Utah today:
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President Donald Trump leads presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden by just 5 percentage points according to a new Utah Political Trends survey.
The poll from UtahPolicy.com and KUTV 2News conducted by Y2 Analytics finds President Trump with 46 percent support among likely Utah voters and Biden with 41 percent. 5 percent said they would vote for a third-party candidate, while 2 percent replied they would cast a ballot for another candidate. 5 percent said they were not sure.
While Trump’s 46 percent seems alarming, it’s right in line with his total from the 2016 election when he carried Utah with just 45.5 percent of the vote. Trump’s approval rating has hovered around that level ever since. In a February survey, 46 percent of likely Utah voters said they would vote for Trump in 2020. In February, a majority of Utah voters approved of Trump’s job performance for the first time ever, pushing his job approval to 52 percent after it was mired below 50 percent since his election.
Biden leads Trump nationally by nearly 6 percentage points in the Real Clear Politics polling average.
Support for Trump’s re-election remains strong among Republicans and unaffiliated voters who lean toward the GOP, while Democrats are solidly behind Biden. True independent voters slightly favor Biden over Trump 39-32 percent.
I’m not saying Biden is going to win Utah but I just wanted to showcase how even in Utah, Trump’s continuing to prove that he is truly a weak Republican candidate. Mitt Romney won Utah by nearly 73% in 2012 and John McCain won Utah by nearly 63%. Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Iowa, Florida, and Ohio are more likely to flip to Biden but this poll proves we have to get our voters out in large numbers in every state. Let’s make it happen. Click here to donate and get involved with Biden’s campaign.