Utah Likely to Remain Republican Stronghold

— -- GOP presidential candidate John McCain is likely to win Utah in November – a state considered one of the nation's most Republican since the 1980s.

In fact, no Republican presidential candidate has won the state with less than 66 percent of the vote for the past thirty years.

President George W. Bush trounced former Vice President Al Gore in 2000 winning 67 percent support o the state. Four years later, Utah gave Bush 72 percent support in 2004 over Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

With a population that is 95 percent white and 60 percent Mormon, Utah is one of the most ethnically and religiously homogeneous states in the union.

McCain took less than five percent of the votes during the Republican primary in the state, as Utahns overwhelmingly supported fellow Mormon former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.

However McCain is poised to take the state's five electoral votes in November, with the latest ABC News assessment putting the Utah in the "safe GOP states" category.

ABC News will provide further updates as the campaign continues.