Poll: Lee is the lone Utah GOP candidate getting under 50% of votes

Sep 19, 2022, 5:32 PM | Updated: Sep 22, 2022, 10:23 am

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SALT LAKE CITY — A recent poll for Utah’s congressional elections hints at another GOP landslide — with the exception of one race.

According to the Utah Debate Commission, a Lighthouse Research & Development, Inc. survey asked about 500 voters in each congressional district who they would vote for if races started on Sept. 16.

In CD-1, Rep. Blake Moore (R) is about 29% over the challenger Rick Jones (D), with 312 pollsters saying they would vote for Moore. Approximately 6% said they are undecided or other.

In CD-4, Burgess Owens (R) also has a significant lead over his challenger Darlene McDonald (D), with Owens polling at 57.14% and McDonald grabbing 30.36%. Third-party candidate for the United Utah party, January Walker, got 6.15%, and 6.35% were undecided.

Meanwhile, other districts are seeing GOP candidates closer to the 50-percent mark, according to the Utah Debate Commission survey.

CD-3 Rep. John Curtis (R) polled 51.39% of pollsters, with the rest of the challengers spreading out the votes. Glenn Wright (D) is second with 26.79%, with third-party candidates like Aaron Heineman for the Independent American party and Michael Stoddard for the Libertarian party getting about 5% of pollsters’ votes.

CD-2 is another race with two third-party candidates getting 4 to 5% of pollsters’ votes. Rep. Chris Stewart (R) polled 50.20%, while Nick Mitchell (D) got 30.91%. About 8.27% of pollsters were undecided.

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But the race grabbing Utah’s attention is Sen. Mike Lee’s seat.

According to the survey, Lee is only at 48.13%, with 245 pollsters saying they would vote for him. While there is no Democrat challenger for the seat, third-party Evan McMullin polled at 37.33% with 190 pollsters. Other third-party candidates polled around 4%, with 5% of pollsters being undecided.

Utah Debate Commission said the survey does have a margin of error of around 4.35% for each race.

Sen. Mitt Romney’s seat will be up for election in 2024. Romney is the only U.S. Senator that did not support Lee for re-election.

The Utah Debate Commission will hold debates for all the races in October in different universities across the state;

  • CD-1 on October 10th at 6 p.m. at Weber State University:
    • Blake Moore (Republican)
    • Rick Jones (Democrat)
  • CD-2 on October 14th at 6 p.m. at Southern Utah University:
    • Cassie Easley (Constitution)
    • Nick Mitchell (Democrat)
    • Chris Stewart (Republican)
  • CD-3 on October 6th at 6 p.m. at Brigham Young University:
    • John Curtis (Republican)
    • Glenn Wright (Democrat)
  • CD-4 on October 12th at 6 p.m. at the University of Utah:
    • Darlene McDonald (Democrat)
    • Burgess Owens (Republican)
    • January Walker (United Utah)
  • U.S. Senate on October 17th at 6 p.m. at Utah Valley University:
    • Mike Lee (Republican)
    • Evan McMullin (Unaffiliated)

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Poll: Lee is the lone Utah GOP candidate getting under 50% of votes