Ben McAdams holds slight lead over Burgess Owens in key Utah race: Poll

Ben McAdams holds slight lead over Burgess Owens in key Utah race: Poll


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.

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