Utahns have long been ambivalent about President Donald Trump, and they remain split over whether he should be impeached and kicked out of office.
A plurality of Utahns, 47%, opposes impeachment, while 43% support Trump’s impeachment and removal from office, according to a newly released Utah Policy poll. The results are within the margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points.
Only 10% of the 911 registered Utah voters contacted said they were unsure.
The poll, by Y2 Analytics, was conducted Nov. 19-Dec. 7, but published Monday.
Republicans strongly opposed impeachment, including a whopping 92% among those who described themselves as “strong Republicans.”
Democrats were just as unwavering in support of impeachment. Fully 98% of “strong Democrats” endorsed impeachment and removal and even among independents who said they were “leaning Democrat” support for impeachment and removal stood at a hearty 89%.
Independents who said they had no party preference were split just about down the middle — 42% in favor of impeachment and 39% opposed.
As far as public interest in the historic impeachment process — the first in a generation — just a third of Utahns (32%) said they were closely following media coverage, while a quarter (27%) said they were “not really” or not “at all” following coverage. A plurality — 42% — said they were “somewhat” following media coverage of impeachment.
Utahns have always had mixed feelings about Trump. He won the 2016 election in the Beehive State with 45.5% of the vote, the worst showing for a Republican candidate in decades.
His approval ratings since the election have hovered around 50% for the most part, although the president has consolidated his support among Utah Republicans — as he has done nationally.