Bill Clinton Coming to Utah to Campaign for Hillary

Bill Clinton 01Utah is officially a swing state this election. Former President Bill Clinton is set to campaign in the Beehive State on behalf of his wife next month.

Utah has voted for the Republican candidate in each of the last 12 presidential elections. However, polling shows that the race could be a close one between Clinton and GOP nominee Donald Trump, who is deeply unpopular in Utah. 

According to reports, Clinton will make his campaign stop in Utah on August 11.

Via The Hill:

In a RealClearPolitics average of polls, Trump narrowly leads Clinton in Utah by 7 percentage points. But a survey from early June found Trump leading Clinton by only 3 points in a three-way contest with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.


“The state is in play,” said Jenny Wilson, Utah delegation chair to the Democratic National Convention, who told BuzzFeed that the state’s large Mormon voter bloc doesn’t “like [Trump’s] abrupt nature, they don’t like the ‘build a wall’ — the persecution.”


Trump finished third in the the Utah caucuses during the primary process, taking only 14 percent of the vote.

Utah is hardly Clinton country. Bill Clinton finished third in Utah in the 1992 presidential election behind George H.W. Bush and businessman Ross Perot.