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Poll: Love leads Matheson by 6 points in 4th District race
KSL.COM ^ | 10/1/12 | Richard Piatt

Posted on 10/02/2012 11:46:33 AM PDT by BushyPark

SALT LAKE CITY — A new poll shows Republican Mia Love is leading Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson in the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District seat. The according to the new Dan Jones poll for KSL and the Deseret News, Love has a six-point edge over the congressman.

TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: love; matheson; poll; utah
Of the over 400 4th Congressional District voters polled, 49 percent said they plan to vote for Love; 43 percent are standing by Matheson. With a 5 percent margin of error, you could characterize the results as "a race too close to call" or "an incumbent in trouble," depending on your point of view.

At a campaign news conference Monday, Love was self-confident — a mood enhanced by the results of the poll.

"I am absolutely humbled, honored; I'm absolutely grateful about the support we're getting from the people of the 4th District," Love said.

Congressman Matheson has a much different take on the results, noting the numbers are close enough to consider this a horse race.

"The (Utah) Legislature drew this district in a way to make me an underdog, but this is no big surprise to me," Matheson said. "The only poll that really matters is Election Day, and that's what we're focused on."

An interesting aspect of the poll also shows Matheson's approval rating is slightly higher than Love's, at 56 percent to 54 percent. But Matheson's unfavorable rating is also higher than Love's, at 38 percent to 31 percent.

Pollster Dan Jones said the both aspects of the results show just how close the race really is.

"With a 6-point lead, that isn't a mountain he has to climb," Jones said. "But the Democrats and independents have to turn out."

Love's campaign has gained momentum in recent weeks — fueled, Jones said, by Romney loyalty, greater name recognition, her "celebrity status," and new congressional boundaries drawn to favor Republicans.

"If the people who drew the districts want to remain a one-party state, they've done a good job of it," Jones said.

But the fact remains this race is not over. And if anything, Matheson supporters may be even more motivated to get out the vote.

1 posted on 10/02/2012 11:46:37 AM PDT by BushyPark
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To: BushyPark

I want Love to win! I want the racist liberals who hate her to fall face down in the mud.

2 posted on 10/02/2012 11:47:56 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: BushyPark; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Love wins in the end (just look up the latest Beach Boys news.)

3 posted on 10/02/2012 11:49:23 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

All you need is Love.

4 posted on 10/02/2012 11:54:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BushyPark

Great Lady, and I hope she wins..Pray for her she will need our prayers against these cheating democrats...

5 posted on 10/02/2012 11:56:45 AM PDT by PLD
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To: BushyPark
I love it...

Pubbie +5 = 'Race to close to call'

Dem +2 = 'Race is over, Pubbie needs to bow out of the race'

What a joke the media is..

6 posted on 10/02/2012 11:59:33 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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Very impressed with Mia Love's talk at the RNC convention. Don't think there can be too much cheating in the 4th district. I lived in Utah briefly in a previous life and everybody knows everybody, even in urban areas.

When Matheson is gone, there will be one less elected official to play the "conservative Democrat" game of talking tough on the campaign trail then rubber stamping the far left agenda (for the most part) once the election season is over. Good riddance to the smarmy little prick.

7 posted on 10/02/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BushyPark

8 posted on 10/02/2012 12:04:58 PM PDT by PLD
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To: Vigilanteman

I am very impressed with her...Didn’t know a thing about her until the convention..

9 posted on 10/02/2012 12:08:19 PM PDT by PLD
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To: I want the USA back

Love is R and black and leading in an almost all white district. But, but, but, how can this be since everyone knows that R’s are racist?

10 posted on 10/02/2012 12:21:11 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: BushyPark

She is one of 3 candidates (along with West and Akin) that I am sending my $ to this cycle.

11 posted on 10/02/2012 12:25:56 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: BushyPark

In 2008, thanks to McCain’s pledge to take Federal financing, Obama outraised him in the state, even though Zero lost the Utah vote 34% to 62%:,_2008

Being outspent 3 to 1 is no way to win an election. Reagan beat Carter, but they spent the same amount of money.

12 posted on 10/02/2012 12:26:57 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: BushyPark

love is a curious thing Make a one man weep, make
another man sing ...

13 posted on 10/02/2012 1:02:39 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; perfect_rovian_storm; ...

Rising star ping!

14 posted on 10/02/2012 1:05:24 PM PDT by randita
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To: BushyPark

I think she has a very bright future.

15 posted on 10/02/2012 2:09:19 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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