Mormon voters

Rating Change: Utah No Longer Safe for Donald Trump
Presumptive GOP nominee has fundamental disconnect with Mormon voters

Opponents and supporters of Donald Trump confront each other outside the Infinity Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Trump spoke at a campaign rally in March. (George Frey/Getty Images File Photo)

President Barack Obama fell just short of 25 percent of the vote in Utah in the 2012 presidential election, but Donald Trump can’t take the Beehive State for granted this November.  

A June 2-8 poll by SurveyUSA for The Salt Lake Tribune showed Trump and Clinton tied at 35 percent, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson at 13 percent. It’s wise to avoid drastic conclusions based on a single poll (and an automated one at that), but there are other reasons for Trump to be concerned.