A late August poll of the state conducted by Public Policy Polling found Trump with a 15-point lead on Clinton.
Perry said it appears the third-party candidates are “cannibalizing each other” and he predicts, as the race gets down to the final weeks, some of the voters now supporting Johnson and McMullin will switch to one of the major-party nominees.
Prominent Utah supporters of Clinton and Trump agree with that assessment, they just disagree on where those voters will eventually end up.
“This is a red state,” said Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, one of the first high-profile Republicans in the state to support Trump. “And it is going to stay that way.”