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Friday, November 2, 2012

Mia Love opens up big lead

Mia Love leads incumbent Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) by double digits in the race to represent Utah’s newly drawn 4th congressional district, according to a new poll.

Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, is ahead of Matheson 52-40 percent in a Salt Lake Tribune poll released overnight. The two candidates have been locked in a hotly contested and expensive contest that comes with a price tag of at least $10 million. Earlier polls indicated that the race looked to be a nail-biter.

But in the latest survey, Matheson — a six-term congressman — managed to secure crossover support from only 9 percent of Republicans in the deep-red state. The newspaper said that Matheson’s internal numbers showed the race was much closer. (Continues)

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