Romney Loses GOP Support In Utah After Backstabbing Trump On Impeachment

Romney Loses GOP Support In Utah After Backstabbing Trump On Impeachment


After his latest move stabbing Trump in the back on impeachment, breaking with Republicans in calling for witnesses to be heard at the Senate impeachment trial, Romney has seen his support plummet among his very own constituents.

Among Republicans in Utah, which is one of the reddest states there is, 57% now support Romney. That’s down from 65% last quarter.

Take a look:

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The Washington Examiner has more on the poll's findings:

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney lost support from Republicans and independents in his home state during the weeks after he called for witnesses in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, a new poll shows. 

          

The Morning Consult survey found support for Romney, 72, going down after he called for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify at Trump’s impeachment trial, which began on Thursday

          

The poll shows the senator’s approval rating falling among Utah Republicans from September through December 2019, and independents also shifted to disapproving of Romney over the quarter. 

          

In the prior quarter, 65% of Utah Republicans supported Romney, and while a majority still do presently, that number sank to 57%. 

          

The numbers are particularly striking for Utah, one of the most Republican states in the country. Romney romped to victory in his 2018 Senate bid and has been considered a local hero of sorts among his fellow Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constituents and others. 

          

The Utah Republican senator, however, did gain among Democrats in his state. According to the poll, 46% of Democrats late last year in the fourth quarter approved of the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee. This was a spike of 4 percentage points from several months prior. 

Salt Lake Tribune also said:

Sen. Mitt Romney’s approval among Republicans and independents appears to be slipping as he heads into the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, where the Utah Republican is breaking with the president and GOP leaders by calling for at least one witness, former National Security Adviser John Bolton, to testify.

   

 Romney, though, appears to be gaining traction with Democrats who are giving him better marks.

   

 A Morning Consult poll shows an 18 percent drop of Romney’s approval rating among Republicans in the last four months of 2019 as compared to the quarter before that. And 9% of independents swung to disapproving of Romney quarter over quarter, the poll found.

  

 A majority of Utah Republicans still back Romney — 57% in the last four months of 2019 — but that’s down from 65% the prior quarter.

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