Half of Utahns say they don’t believe the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, but moderates and liberals think they did

Utahns are becoming more skeptical that GOP President Donald Trump’s campaign did not “collude” with Russia last year, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows.

In the latest survey, half of all Utahns still believe Trump himself or top aides DID NOT coordinate information and activities with Russian operatives, finds UPD pollster Dan Jones & Associates.

But 43 percent do believe the Trump campaign in some manner worked with the Russians during the 2016 election.

Previous polling by Jones found a greater majority did not believe such a thing happened.

So as more and more reporting on the activities of various Trump children/campaign aides comes out, Utahns are beginning to doubt more.


In fact, most Utah women are already there.

Jones finds that 48 percent of Utah women say the president’s campaign did, in fact, work with the Russians; 44 percent said it didn’t.

Men are more on Trump’s side: 55 percent of men say the campaign did not work with the Russians, 39 percent say it did.

Of course, one would expect Republicans and conservatives would stand with the president on this question, and they do:

  • 73 percent of Republicans say Trump didn’t collude with the Russians, 21 percent said he did.
  • 79 percent of those who said they are “very conservative” politically say Trump did nothing wrong regarding Russia, 15 percent say he did.
  • 64 percent of those who self-identified as “somewhat conservative” say the president did nothing wrong, 27 percent say he did.
  • Big majorities of “moderates,” “somewhat liberals,” and “very liberals,” all think Trump is guilty of working with the Russians in some manner.

Finally, Utah Mormons don’t like Trump much – a variety of reasons for that.

Still, Jones finds that 61 percent of “very active” Mormons – regular church-goers and tithe-payers – say the president didn’t collude with the Russians.

But 31 percent – nearly one-third – of all active Mormons say Trump did, in fact, do so.

Overall, with one-fifth of all Utah Republicans, more than one-fourth of all “somewhat conservative” Utahns, and almost one-third of “very active” Mormons saying Trump worked with Russians during the last campaign, on this subject a good chunk of what would be considered otherwise Trump supporters are clearly worried about what their president did with Russians last year.

Jones polled 608 adults from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.97 percent.