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Utah’s economic worries reflected in survey
Utah’s economic worries reflected in survey

SALT LAKE CITY – As Utah heads toward the primaries, the results of a recent poll reflect the population’s economic concerns.

According to a poll conducted by Deseret News and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, 48 ​​percent of Utahns believe their personal financial situation is currently getting worse. Only 19 percent believe it is improving.

By comparison, a nationwide Economist/YouGov poll found that 73% of respondents rated the economy as fair or poor.

Greg Skordas of KSL at Night said Utah’s economic woes benefit Republican candidates.

“That would suggest strongly that Republicans are getting a boost on these important issues,” Skordas said.

Leah Murray of KSL at Night said the economic outlook varies depending on the presidential candidate someone supports.

“If you vote for Trump, you’re saying it’s on the wrong track. Eighty-seven percent of you have to do that, right? Because if you thought the country was doing well, you probably agree with Joe Biden,” Murray said.

The latest economic data is skewed according to Utah presidential polls, which show that 49 percent of Utahns plan to support Trump, while 20 percent prefer Biden.

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By Isla