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Sinking Utah poll numbers show political toll of government shutdown
Sinking Utah poll numbers show political toll of government shutdown

There is red and there is red. As in fire engine-ruby-crimson-blood-cardinal red. Politically speaking, Utah falls into the latter category. It has been nearly half a century since the state voted Democratic in a presidential election. President Obama received a wincingly small 25% of the vote in Utah in 2012, his worst performance in the country. That was down from a merely awful 35% in 2008. The state’s congressional delegation is all Republican, save for Democrat Jim Matheson, who represents a Salt Lake City-area district and enjoys perennial membership in the national GOP’s Top Congressional Targets Club. All of which make noteworthy a new poll out from Brigham...

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