Donald Trump may be Republican front-runner nationwide, but not in Utah

Posted at 9:51 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-03 23:51:19-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah is often called the reddest state in the nation, meaning by demographic it is the most Republican-leaning state. But that doesn't mean Utah always falls in line with Republicans across the country.

That distinction became obvious last month when Dan Jones and Associates conducted a poll and found out Utah’s aren't all that fond of the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.

If there's one thing that's clear about Donald Trump: he loves being loved. Take these three statements, all pulled from a 40 second span of an interview with CNN.

“Everybody loved me.”

“I get along with everybody.”

“People love me, and, you know what, I’ve been very successful. Everybody loves me.”

And when Ted Cruz pulled ahead of trump in Iowa polls, we learned Donald Trump doesn't like not being liked.

Trump said, "How stupid are the people of Iowa?"

While in Iowa Trump is polling in second place, in Utah he is in fourth, according to the Dan Jones and Associates poll conducted for Utah Policy. The results in Utah among Republicans were 20 percent for Ted Cruz, 18 percent for Marco Rubio, 18 percent for Ben Carson and 12 percent for Trump.

The poll was conducted between December 8-14, and more details and findings are available at