New poll finds most Utahns disapprove of Pres. Trump’s job performance

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)-  54% of Utahns say they disapprove of President Trump’s job performance. That’s according to a new survey.

The survey was conducted after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Shortly after a report by The Washington Post said President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a meeting at the White House.

The Trump administration attributed Comey’s dismissal to his handling of the investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server but some suggested Comey was fired because he was getting too close to the White House with the Russia probe.

Tuesday the president addressed these allegations on Twitter.

It’s been four months since Trump has been in office, but it appears Utahns are quite warmed up to Mr. Trump. The poll conducted by Dan Jones & Associates found 54% of Utahns say they disapprove of Trump’s performance as president. 45% say they approve of his job, while 1% don’t know.

The poll also found that 97% of Dems disapprove of Trump’s job performance. 78% of the Republicans say he is doing a good job, while 22% say he is not.

Independent voters 68% of independent voters disapprove of Trump’s job performance, while just 29% approve.

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