Bush Remains Popular in Utah

Bush Remains Popular in Utah

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The popularity of President Bush has dropped in Utah but a new survey found that it still remains high -- even exceeding that of Governor Mike Leavitt.

The poll was conducted by Dan Jones & Associates for KSL-TV and the Deseret Morning News. The Deseret Morning News reported in a copyright story today that 76 percent of those surveyed strongly or somewhat approve of the job Bush is doing as president. Twenty-two percent disapproved.

Leavitt got a 75 percent approval rating in the new survey.

Bush's popularity in Utah peaked at 92 percent in December 2001, and he was at 82 percent in an April 2003 survey.

Two national polls this month put Bush's approval rating at just over 50 percent -- down from the 60 to 70 percent approval ratings of just months ago.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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