A majority of Utah voters want to see someone other than Donald Trump elected president in 2020, although Republicans are sticking with the incumbent, according to a new poll.
Overall, 57 percent of likely Utah voters favor giving someone else a chance to serve in the White House in 2020, while 38 percent said Trump should be elected to a second term, according to the Dan Jones & Associates poll commissioned by UtahPolicy. Just 5 percent were undecided.
Republicans, however, want to see a second Trump term by a 2-to-1 margin (63 percent to 31 percent). That big majority of GOP voters is diluted, however, by Democrats, who by a 99 percent-to-1 percent margin say someone else should be elected, and independents, who favor a new candidate 74 percent to 21 percent.
Men are split on re-electing Trump, but women favor a new candidate 67 percent to 28 percent.
The poll surveyed 809 likely Utah voters. The margin of error was 3.4 percent, plus or minus. While conducted conducted Aug. 22-31, the poll was not published by UtahPolicy until Wednesday.
Utah is a Republican state that has not voted for a Democrat for the White House since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. But Trump won in the state by less than a majority and has, for the most part, hovered around 50 percent approval, mainly based on Republican support.
The latest Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll, last June, showed Trump with a 52 percent approval rating, with 45 percent disapproving.
That is considerably better than Trump’s nationwide approval, which is averaging about 42 percent, with 53 percent disapproving, according to FiveThirtyEight.