Political Cornflakes: New poll: Only 37 percent of voters want Trump re-elected

FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, listens as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, addresses members of the media before Trump signs an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump and Nielsen never did quite click personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border With Nielsen’s departure now considered inevitable, her eventual replacement will find there’s no getting around the immigration laws and court challenges that have thwarted the president’s hardline agenda. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

New poll: Only 37 percent of voters want Trump re-elected. Love sues SL County over ballot counting. McAdams lead slipping.

Happy Wednesday. Don’t show this poll to President Donald Trump. A new Monmouth University survey released yesterday showed the president’s approval rating stands fairly steady at 43 percent -- but only 37 percent of registered voters want to see him reelected, compared to 58 percent of voters who want someone new in the Oval Office come January 2021. [Politico]

Topping the news: Rep. Mia Love on Wednesday sued Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swenson to halt ballot counting until her campaign is able to verify signatures on ballot envelopes. Swenson intends to continue her count on Thursday unless a judge says otherwise. [Trib][DNews][Fox13][ABC4]

-> After Wednesday’s updated ballot counts were released, House candidate Ben McAdams only held 873 more votes than Love. [Trib][Fox13][KUTV]

-> Sen. Mike Lee co-wrote a measure seeking to reform the nation’s prison system that received President Trump’s hearty endorsement on Wednesday. [Trib][NYTimes][Fox]

Tweets of the Day: From @NickBaumann: “Honey Bunches of Votes.”

-> From @esquire: “UPDATE: An earlier version of this article referred to Matthew Whitaker as a football “star.” With 200 yards and two touchdowns in three seasons at Iowa, it appears he was an unspectacular player. We regret the error.”

Happy Birthday: to Clayton Scrivner, communications director for Salt Lake County’s Parks and Recreation.

In other news: Major Brent Taylor’s remains were returned to Utah on Wednesday and his casket was saluted by hundreds of soldiers. His funeral will be on Saturday. [Trib][KUTV][ABC4]

-> After Wednesday’s ballot counts were released, Prop 4’s political redistricting proposal moved back to the majority with 50.12% of ballots. [Trib][DNews]

-> Utah suicides outnumber Utah homicides by a rate of 8-1, with many of these deaths resulting at the hands of firearms. [Trib]

-> Utah lawmakers were informed on Wednesday that 71 people died in county jails in Utah since 2013, many within a week of when they were incarcerated. Lawmakers are considering what they may be able to do differently in order to prevent these grim statistics. [Trib]

-> Utah’s longest serving member of the U.S. House, Jim Hansen, died on Wednesday at age 86. [Trib][DNews]

-> Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke explained why we are still waiting to receive the results of the midterm elections. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley illustrated Sen.-Elect Mitt Romney’s moral compass. [Trib]

Nationally: A group of 400 migrants to the U.S. Mexico border who broke away from the main group of 5000 in Mexico City have reached the border at Tijuana. Many in the smaller group are LGBT, which they cited as the reason they split from the others. [BBC][Fox]

-> Fox News and other outlets joined CNN to help with the news outlet’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for restricting press access to the White House. [CNN][WSJ]

-> Republicans elected Kevin McCarthy as their leader, replacing Paul Ryan who will be stepping down from the post at the end of the year. [NYTimes]

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