Romney loses GOP support in Utah after challenging Trump on impeachment trial rules: Poll

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Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney lost support from Republicans and independents in his home state during the weeks after he called for witnesses in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, a new poll shows.

The Morning Consult found support for Romney, 72, going down after he called for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify at Trump’s impeachment trial, which began on Thursday.

The poll shows the senator’s approval rating among Utah Republicans, from September through December of 2019, dropping 18%. Additionally, 9% of independents shifted to disapproving of Romney over the quarter.

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