A recent poll recorded a higher disapproval rate for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) than his approval rate amid his conflict with President Trump.
Romney got 62 percent of the vote in the 2018 election. But the poll conducted by Utah Policy and Y2 Analytics in early October showed his approval rate on his performance at 46 percent while the disapproval rate is 51 percent.
The poll also showed that Romney gained significant support from the independent voters, but not from those that claim to be strong Republican.
As Utah is a GOP-dominated state, his drop in popularity may have something to do with his attack on President Trump.
Romney is known as one of the few Republicans openly critical of President Trump following his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which sparked the impeachment inquiry.
He also taunts the president removing U.S. troops from northern Syria, calling it “the bloodstain in the annals of American history.”
According to President Trump’s tweet, Romney received his endorsement when he was running for his Senate election.
The President also slammed Romney’s disloyalty to Republicans, saying, “The Democrats are lucky that they don’t have any Mitt Romney types. They may be lousy politicians, with really bad policies (Open Borders, Sanctuary Cities etc.), but they stick together!”
Learning about the poll results, the president also commented that it is understandable.
“I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I agree! He is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do Nothing Democrats!”
Not only Utah people but others around the country have shared their discontent with Romney on their tweets:
2 the great people of UTAH, Senator Romney is a fake.
he lied 2 U & the people of this country. Time 2 show RINO Romney that the great people of UTAH will not tolerate any politicians 2 lie 2 them & deceive them 4 a vote!
Remove Romney! The citizens of this country support U!
— Judie (@NanaJudie8484) October 22, 2019
Romney lied to his voters. He lied to our President. He betrayed the principal of Trust. The fine people in the Great State of Utah should protest this POS & make his life miserable. Why not ? He wants to make our lives Hell with the Impeachment of Trump. Time to Fight back.
— RANDY KRONE (@KroneRandy) October 21, 2019
It is time for the citizens of Utah to begin a recall election of Senator Romney. He needs to go. He is not serving the great citizens of Utah. We the people are re-gaining control slowly and this needs to happen.
— Gary Hayes (@Gabby220) October 21, 2019