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UW Survey: Wyoming voters prefers Trump over Biden by ‘substantial margin’

President Donald J. Trump offers a fist pump to awaiting supporters as he disembarks Air Force One Saturday, Dec. 14 2019, at Philadelphia International Airport to attend the 120th Army-Navy football game. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Wyoming voters strongly approve of President Trump, according to what may be the least surprising survey this year.

According to the latest survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC), 59 percent of Wyoming’s voters prefer Trump, compared to 31 percent who prefer Biden, and five percent who prefer Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen.

The telephone survey was conducted with 614 Wyoming residents selected at random between Oct. 8 through 28, according to a UW release on Friday afternoon. The poll suggests Wyoming’s presidential results will not be far off from the 2016 results.

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“We asked survey respondents if they were mainly supporting their preferred candidate or opposing the other candidate. Three-fourths of Trump voters indicated their vote was in support of the president,” said professor of political science and the survey’s director Jim King in the release. “In contrast, 62 percent of Biden voters said their vote was in opposition to the president.”

In other Wyoming races, well-known Republicans are enjoying a substantial lead over their Democratic rivals.

Cynthia Lummis, who is running for retiring Sen. Mike Enzi’s seat, has a 56 percent lead over Democrat Merav Ben-David.

“Lummis winning the Senate seat handily isn’t surprising,” King said in the release. “Republicans hold a substantial advantage over Democrats in Wyoming, and Lummis has won statewide office in six elections.”

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is also enjoying a solid lead of 58 percent against her Democratic challenger, Lynnette Grey Bull.

The survey’s margin of error is plus or minus four percentage points, said the release.