(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Mitt Romney and Donald Trump are opposites. They sometimes mingle, but like oil and water, they always separate.
Politics are divisive. Some voters prefer Trump to Romney and vice versa. They’re both Republicans but still have differing views.
Deseret News and Hinckley Institute of Politics questioned Utahns, regardless of party membership, which politician they identify with most.
51% of Utah voters think Romney best reflects their politics and policies, while 37% choose Trump. 13% chose neither.
Republican respondents favored Trump over Romney by 51% to 42%. 8% of Republicans named another candidate.
Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Utahns might prefer a Romney Republican, but Republicans choose Trump,
According to the poll, unaffiliated voters favored Romney over Trump found.
Trump lost in 2020 but hasn’t disappeared. He still dominates the GOP. Instead of the White House, he’s at Mar-a-Lago.
Romney has embraced a moderate approach in the Senate, working across party lines on big bills like President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure last autumn.
Although, Romney voted for Trump policies more often than Utah’s senior senator and Trump supporter Mike Lee, who sometimes opposes bills to make a statement.
The study results may show how Utah voters tilt in the 2022 primary and general elections, as Republican candidates have linked or distanced themselves from the two contentious personalities.
Romney’s concern for civil rights is unique among Republicans, he added.
Ferris also said Romney wouldn’t be scared to vote with Democrats to impeach Trump, and he risks his job to “do what’s right.”
David Root, who lives in Cache Valley, doesn’t like Trump or Romney but voted for Trump in 2020 but not 2016, and Romney in 2018.
Longtime Republican state delegate Root dislikes Trump’s attitude and trash-talking, but on many subjects, they agree.
Root said Trump’s policies were great, and he appreciated that he implemented ideas that other Republicans were unwilling to do or face, like the border.
Root liked Trump relocating the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
He felt Trump could make a choice and stick with it without worrying about the establishment in D.C. He wasn’t immersed in the Washington environment like so many politicians.
Root, however, doesn’t want Trump to run in 2024.
He said, “His time is passed.”
Romney represents Root’s conservative principles, but he “talked a nice game.”
The voter said he’s squishy on many conservative issues he cares about.
Root said Romney’s outreach to Democrats is a warning sign since he sounds eager to join them. “Mitt has no core beliefs,” he remarked.
82% of “extremely conservative” Utah voters feel Trump best represents their political and policy opinions. Trump was somewhat preferred among conservatives. Utah’s moderates and liberals like Romney.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were divided between Trump and Romney depending on their religious activities. Romney best reflects “extremely active” respondents, while Trump best represents “somewhat or not active” respondents.
55% of women identified with Romney, and 32% identified with Trump.
This survey demonstrates Trump still struggles with female voters, especially in Utah.