Poll: Romney's job approval climbs in Utah

Utahns have apparently moved past Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump as his job approval ratings have rebounded significantly.

A new UtahPolicy.com/KUTV 2News survey shows 56 percent of Utah voters either “strongly” or “somewhat” approve of Romney’s job performance. 42 percent say they disapprove. Romney is in a strong political position right now with a net positive approval of +14.

That’s a massive reversal from our previous survey in March when just 36 percent of Utahns approved of Romney’s job performance, while 49 percent disapproved.

Romney drew the ire of Republicans in Utah and around the nation after he became the first U.S. Senator in history to vote to remove a president form his own party from office during the impeachment trial of President Trump for the Ukraine scandal. Trump was acquitted on both counts, but Romney voted to impeach him for abuse of power. Shortly after Romney voted to convict Trump, Trump told Gov. Gary Herbert during a White House meeting that Utah could “keep him” because “we don’t want him.”