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Election 2008: Utah Presidential Election
Utah: McCain 64% Obama 32%

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Utah finds John McCain leading Barack Obama by a two-to-one margin, 64% to 32% (see crosstabs).

In June, McCain was ahead by a 52% to 33% margin.

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McCain is viewed favorably by 71% of Utah voters, Obama by 38%. Those figures reflect a thirteen point improvement for McCain and a six-point decline for Obama.

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is viewed favorably by 69%, including 46% with a Very Favorable opinion.

Delaware Senator Joe Biden is viewed favorably by 38%, including 18% with a Very Favorable opinion.

Fifty-six percent (56%) say that McCain made the right decision when selecting Palin as his running mate. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say that Obama’s selection of Biden was the right choice.

Palin is seen as politically conservative by 84% while Biden is seen as liberal by 61%.

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Utah has historically cast its five Electoral College votes for Republican candidates. In 2004, President Bush won the state by a landslide. Utah is classified as "Safely Republican" by the Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power calculator.

Rasmussen Reports has released polls on the presidential race this week for Missouri, Washington, Alaska, Michigan, Montana, Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Idaho, New Mexico, South Dakota,and North Dakota Additional state poll results will be released at RasmussenReports.com each Monday at 6:00 p.m. Eastern and Tuesday-Friday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll is released each morning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Other polling is released at 7:00 a.m., Noon, and 3:00 p.m. Eastern weekdays along with other updates as needed.

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Utah Safe Republican

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This telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports September 10, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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About Rasmussen Reports

Rasmussen Reports is an electronic publishing firm specializing in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information.

The Rasmussen Reports ElectionEdge™ Premium Service for Election 2008 offers the most comprehensive public opinion coverage ever provided for a Presidential election.

Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade.