Some encouraging news in Utah:
A @UtahPolicy/@KUTV2News poll (May 9-15; 1,099 LV’s; +/- 3%) found @realDonaldTrump leading @JoeBiden by just three points, 44%-41%.— Matt Holt (@mattholt33) May 26, 2020
Recall that while Trump carried the state in 2016, @EvanMcMullin got 21% of the vote.
Full results here: https://t.co/dRWvpCLYaN
The last time Utah voted for a Democrat for president was Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964. The Beehive State’s 56-year streak of voting for Republicans for president may be in real danger according to a new poll.
The UtahPolicy.com/KUTV 2 News survey conducted by Y2 Analytics finds Republican Donald Trump leading presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden by just 3 points, 44-41 percent. 8 percent of likely voters say they would support a third-party candidate. 5 percent were undecided while 1 percent picked another candidate.
The close race is likely a factor of Trump’s unpopularity instead of rising support for Biden. Trump’s lead shrunk 2 points from our April survey showing him leading Biden 46-41 percent.
Trump’s poor showing in Utah is in line with 2016 when he carried the state with just 45.5 percent. Clearly, Trump has not expanded his base of support since that time.
Biden leads Trump nationally by 5.5 percent in the Real Clear Politics polling average.
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