Among Utah Republicans, Carson is way ahead of the rest of the field, garnering 30% support, which is more than double the next most popular choices Cruz (14%) and Rubio (12%). Donald Trump (9%) and Jeb Bush (8%) are in fourth and 5th place, respectively.
Here’s how the candidates stack up along ideological lines:
-“Very conservative” Utahns pick Carson (28%) and Cruz (25%)
– “Somewhat conservative” respondents like Carson (31%), Rubio (12%) and Trump (12%)
– Moderates prefer Rubio (18%) and Carson (17%)
Utah Republicans will vote on their presidential preferences at their mass meetings on March 22, which is a departure from the traditional presidential primary that is usually held in June.
The survey was conducted November 5-14 among 624 adult Utahns. It has a margin of error of +/-3.92%.