FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     March 28th, 2019    

Romney trumps the President – in Utah

Utahns ready to back hometown senator for the White House

PHOENIX (March 28, 2019) -The GOP base voters around the country stick like glue to President Donald Trump – everywhere it seems except Utah.

Sen. Mitt Romney bests the 46th president in a hypothetical primary matchup, according to a new OHPI poll released Thursday.

Overwhelmingly elected to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch, Romney remains popular, even going head-to-head with Trump. Romney leads Trump 55-37 in the poll.

“Republican base voters around the country back President Trump survey after survey shows,” said Mike Noble, Chief of Research of Phoenix-based research company OH Predictive Insights. “But Beehive State voters buck that trend, giving the state’s junior senator a wide margin of victory in a matchup.”

Romney’s support runs deep within the Republican primary voters, especially among those who consider themselves somewhat conservative. Romney wins those voters 56-34, the poll found. Trump does better than Romney in one category: self-identified very conservative voters favor Trump 52-41. Romney’s anchor remains the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, garnering a nearly 2-1 advantage against Trump.

“Just seven years ago, Romney won a bitter primary battle to carry the mantle for the GOP but lost to President Obama. If he wants to take on President Trump in a primary, he can count on Utahns to have his back,” Noble said.

 

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Methodology: This blended poll was conducted via 76% online and 24% live caller. The survey was completed by OH Predictive Insights on March 15, 2019, to March 27, 2019, from a likely Republican only Utah statewide voter sample. The sample size was 275 completed surveys, with an MoE of ± 5.91%.

*Numbers may not total 100%, due to rounding.

Media Contact: Mike Noble, OH Predictive Insights, m.noble@ohpredictive.com, 480-313-1837

 

About OH Predictive Insights:
Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights provides accurate polling, focus groups, data analytics, and advanced targeted marketing to political and non-political clients alike. With leading professionals in the advertising, communication, polling and political arenas, OH Predictive Insights will service political and non-political clients looking to improve their footing on key stakeholders and consumers. For more information, please call 602-402-5181 or submit a request online.

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