Two of the most conservative House districts in the nation are in Utah and the state's other two are not far behind, according to a new report by some of the nation's most prominent political handicappers.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz represents the seventh most conservative area and Rep. Rob Bishop's district is eighth, according to the Cook Political Report's partisan voting index. And no Democrat represents a more Republican area than Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, which has been true for a few years now even though Matheson has switched districts.
Cook creates the index by comparing how each district votes in the presidential race compared to the nation at large. For example, Matheson's 4th Congressional District voted 16 percent more Republican than the United States did, so it is an R+16 district. That's the 53rd most conservative in the nation and is two points higher than it was when he represented the old 2nd Congressional District before November's election.