Rep. Ben McAdams, Utah’s only Democrat in Congress, holds a slight lead over his Republican challenger Burgess Owens, a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows.
The poll, released on Monday, has McAdams up by 4 percentage points, with 45% of likely voters in Utah’s 4th Congressional District saying they’d vote for him if the election were held now compared with 41% who said they’d vote for Owens. Another 2% said they’d vote for Libertarian candidate John Molnar, 1% said they’d go for United Utah Party candidate Jonia Broderick, and 11% weren’t sure.
The poll was conducted Sept. 7-12 by independent pollster Scott Rasmussen, who surveyed 800 likely voters within the 4th Congressional District, which houses Salt Lake City. The poll’s findings have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
The Utah race is likely to be one of the nation’s most competitive House contests. With Republicans at risk of losing the