A new Dan Jones & Associates survey (1/15-22; 400 UT-4 registered voters) provides more evidence that Rep. Mia Love (R-Saratoga Springs) has a re-election fight on her hands. According to the Jones’ organization, Rep. Love would hold only a 47-42% advantage over Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams (D). A similar poll taken three months ago, also from DJ & A, found an almost identical 48-42% split.
Though Rep. Love has won two elections in Utah’s 4th CD, her 50.9 and 53.8% victory percentages, along with losing in 2012 when GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney simultaneously recorded a huge 67.2 percentage, suggest that her base is weaker than one normally sees for a Utah Republican incumbent.
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