A whole bunch of Utah voters are conflicted about Pres. Donald Trump, a new poll finds. They may like his political policies, but they don’t especially like him.
In a new survey, Y2 Analytics finds that 42 percent of Utah voters “generally disagree” with Trump over his political policies and his personal political style. They don’t like anything about him.
But 23 percent like both the president personally and his political policies. They are all in on Trump.
That leaves 34 percent -- more than one third -- who said they may like his policies, but they don’t like his personal style -- they are really conflicted over the president’s personal actions and his policies.
And this confliction includes his Republican Party base in the state, results of a new Y2 Analytics survey find.
Look at this number:
-- 51 percent of those who told Y2 in its new survey that they are Republicans, said that overall they like Trump’s policies, but don’t like his “political style” -- which could be interpreted as not liking how he acts, his Tweeting or how he treats other people. In other words, don’t like him personally.
Only 31 percent of Utah Republicans like both Trump’s political policies and his political style. While 10 percent of Utah Republicans don’t like his policies or his political style.
And these are folks of his own party -- a majority like his politics, but not him.
-- Among political independents in Utah, only 9 percent like Trump’s policies and his political style, while 28 percent said they like his policies, but not his political style, and 62 percent, nearly two-thirds, said they don’t like his policies or him personally.
You can guess what Utah Democrats think: Thumbs down on Trump policies and him as a person.
Let’s take a look at Utahns who are “very active” in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a group that normally supports GOP presidents:
-- 50 percent of good Utah Mormons said they like Trump’s political policies, but they don’t like him personally (his political style).
-- 22 percent said they like both his policies and his political style.
-- While 28 percent said they don’t like his policies nor him personally.
And on this question -- Trump policies vs. style -- we see, once again, a very real difference between Utah men and women:
-- 51 percent of women likely voters told Y2 that they don’t like Trump’s political policies nor his personal style. Twenty-seven percent said they like his policies, but no his political style, while 22 percent said they like both Trump personally and his political policies.
-- 34 percent of male voters said they don’t like Trump’s policies and they don’t like his personal style.
That is a 17-percentage point difference between men and women -- a statistically significant number.
Forty percent of men said they like Trump’s policies, but they don’t like him.
And 25 percent said they like both Trump’s policies and him personally.
Turn that answer around, and you have 75 percent of Utah voters saying they don’t like Trump personally -- a really bad number for a politician to have.
But that doesn’t mean Trump is losing in Utah, or will lose in the Nov. 3 election here.
Just the opposite. As reported by UtahPoli
And that means a lot of likely Utah voters plan to cast their ballot for Trump -- even though they don’t like him personally.
A real conflict that many Utahns don’t normally see in a presidential election year.
Y2 Analytics polled 1,214 likely voters from Sept. 26 to Oct. 4, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.