Idaho is still Trump country.
A recent poll by Idaho Politics Weekly matching GOP Pres. Donald Trump with other contenders in 2020 shows the president is still popular in Idaho.
Pollster Dan Jones & Associates finds that if the 2020 presidential election were today:
-- 44 percent of all Idaho voters would pick Trump.
He is by far the favorite in the Gem State. The poll was taken before the release of the Mueller report exonerating the president of any collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential race.
Other possible candidates:
-- Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, who is expected to announce his 2020 candidacy next month, is favored by 13 percent of Idaho voters.
-- Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who will run as a Democrat next year, gets 10 percent support.
-- Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has 7 percent of the voters.
-- Former GOP Gov. John Kasich has 3 percent.
-- Democratic U.S. Sen. Corey Booker has 2 percent.
-- Also at 2 percent is former Texas U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat.
-- And former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who just announced that he won’t run for president in 2020, has 1 percent support.
-- 5 percent of Idahoans said they would support someone other than who were listed.
-- And 15 percent don’t know who they may support in 2020.
So Trump, while not getting a majority in Idaho, is the clear favorite in the state.
There is a significant difference between men and women voters in Idaho for president:
-- 54 percent of the men said they support Trump.
-- But only 34 percent of the women said they will vote for the president next year – a 20 percentage difference between the sexes.
-- Only 9 percent of the men said they are undecided about next year’s race, while 20 percent of the women said they don’t know who they will vote for.
There is a slight gender bump for Warren in the poll – 4 percent of men like her, while 9 percent of women favor her. Warren was the only woman listed in the poll, which was conducted Jan. 23-Feb. 4, when some of the current female presidential candidates had not yet gotten into the race.
Some of the other interesting number breakouts:
-- Sanders gets only 10 percent overall. But he gets 20 percent of the Democratic vote and 15 percent of the independent vote.
-- Trump gets 77 percent of the Republican vote, which shows as of now he would easily win the GOP Idaho party primary.
-- Biden is ahead among Democrats, getting 29 percent of their vote today.
-- Warren gets 19 percent of the Democratic vote in a possible primary.
Idaho members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints still stand with Trump, he gets 48 percent of their vote.
But 27percent of Mormons said they are still undecided whom to support next year.
DJA polled 615 voters from Jan. 23-Feb. 4. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent.