(USNewsMag.com) – A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics survey shows that Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah), former presidential candidate for the Republican Party, has had an 11-point decline in popularity since March, just as he is deciding whether to seek another term as a U.S. Senator.
Dan Jones & Associates polled 798 Utah voters between May 22 and June 1, with an error margin of plus or minus 3.46 points.
In March, 52% of Utah voters indicated their approval of the senator, but by May, that number had decreased to 41%. Romney’s disapproval rating has risen by 5 points since March, with 49% of respondents now expressing their dissatisfaction.
Even though Utahans were divided on whether or not Romney should seek reelection, the latest survey found that a majority of Democrats (almost 55%) thought he should run, while more than half of Republicans (54%) said he shouldn’t.
As one of a few Republican senators willing to criticize former President Donald Trump, Romney was openly condemn Trump as president. During the first impeachment hearing of the former president, Romney was the only Republican who voted to convict Trump. Trump was found not guilty.
Romney has submitted his papers to seek reelection as senator, but he hasn’t officially declared his candidacy. He may begin soliciting donations before making his formal declaration by registering with the FEC.
There will be a primary challenger if Romney seeks reelection. He said that his choice would be made public in the late summer or early autumn.
Romney has pledged to do all it takes to ensure victory in the future run. He said he is gathering a team, securing funding, and considering his choices.
If Romney enters the race, Mayor Trent Staggs of Riverton, Utah, would be his opponent. Staggs said that he would run because he would not stand by and let men such as Chuck Schumer and Mitt Romney put his children’s futures in jeopardy.
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