Two pieces of bad news for Donald Trump in the polling department:
1. He’s tied in Utah with Hillary Clinton and trailed closely by independent candidate Evan McMullin, a Republican (and Mormon BYU grad) who’s focused his Trump-protesting independent candidacy on the state. Utah has gone Republican in every presidential election since 1968, but a Salt Lake City polling firm now finds Clinton and Trump tied at 26 percent with McMullin within the margin of error at 22 percent. The Deseret News notes that a majority of voters statewide, and a majority of Mormons in the state, believe Trump should drop out of the race.
In other words, Trump’s two-pronged strategy of
- Being recorded saying appalling things about women
- Feuding in petty fashion with every other high-profile member of his own party
Does not appear to be paying off.