Slim majority of Utahns say they don’t believe the Trump campaign colluded with Russia

A little more than half of Utahns say they don’t think Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russian agents during the election. However, the issue breaks sharply along partisan lines.

Our latest survey finds 51% of Utahns say the Trump campaign did not collude with Russians, while 40% said they think there was collusion between the two. 10% say they don’t know.

That number has not moved since our previous poll in December of last year. In that survey, 51% of Utahns said they did not believe claims of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. However, the number of Utahns who say there was collusion between the two has climbed by 4%.

Earlier in March, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted to end their probe into Russian interference in the election, saying they had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. However, Democrats on the committee say they did find “significant evidence” of collusion.

Rep. Chris Stewart, who is on the House Intelligence Committee, says the nation’s intelligence agencies, specifically the CIA, got it “dead wrong” when they concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed interference in the 2016 elections to help Trump win over Hillary Clinton. Stewart said last week that people who are dreaming of impeaching Trump for colluding with Russia “are going to be waiting a long, long time.”

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the election has led to multiple indictments and several guilty pleas so far. 


Not surprisingly, a big majority of Utah Republicans don’t think there was any collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, while Democrats think there was a coordinated effort. Independent voters are more divided on the issue.

  • 72% of Utah Republicans say they don’t believe collusion happened between the Trump campaign and Russia. Only 17% say there was collusion.
  • 86% of Utah Democrats say they think the Trump campaign worked with Russia during the 2016 campaign. Only 8% say they don’t believe that.
  • 50% of unaffiliated voters think there was collusion, while 42% say there was not.

The Dan Jones & Associates poll was conducted among 609 registered Utah voters from February 9-16, 2018. It has a margin of error +/- 4%.