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GOP Sen. Mike Lee holds a narrow edge over independent Evan McMullin in the Utah Senate race: poll

Added 09-24-22 07:14:02pm EST - “In the latest? Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll, Lee led McMullin 36%-34% among registered voters in the competitive Senate race.” - Businessinsider.com


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “GOP Sen. Mike Lee holds a narrow edge over independent Evan McMullin in the Utah Senate race: poll”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Republican Sen. Mike Lee holds a narrow lead over independent candidate Evan McMullin in the Utah Senate race, in what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive statewide races in recent memory in the longtime GOP stronghold.

In the latest Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll — among registered voters — Lee earned the support of 36% of respondents, while 34% backed McMullin and 13% opted for another candidate. Per the polling results, 16% of respondents also indicated that they were undecided.

Among likely voters, the race remains largely unchanged, with Lee leading McMullin 37% to 34%, with 16% of respondents stating that they were undecided.

The poll surveyed 815 registered voters from Sept. 3 through Sept. 21 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.43 percentage points.

Jason Perry, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, told Deseret News that the polling indicated that a swath of moderates — who are still not sold on giving Lee a third term in Washington, DC — are the key to the incumbent winning in November and are also critical to McMullin if he is to upset the Republican lawmaker.


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