Trump and Biden statistically tied in Utah poll

A Utah poll found former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE and President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE in a statistical tie, with the president leading by just 3 points in the Republican stronghold.

Trump leads Biden 44 percent to 41 percent in the UtahPolicy.com/KUTV 2 News survey conducted by Y2 Analytics, with a margin of error of 3 points. The poll also found 8 percent supporting a third-party candidate and 5 percent undecided.

The poll represents a tighter race than April, when Trump led Biden 46 percent to 41 percent.

ADVERTISEMENT

The most recent poll found a wide gender gap, with Biden leading Trump 47 percent to 37 percent among women while Trump leads 51 percent to 35 percent among men.

Ninety-three percent of voters identifying as “strong Republicans” backed Trump, compared with 55 percent of moderate Republicans and 68 percent of Republican-leaning independent voters. However, voters who identify as independents with no left or right lean supported Biden 38 percent to 28 percent, while self-identified moderates backed Biden 53 to 19 percent.

Trump won the state with 45.5 percent in 2016, with Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states California Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden picks Harris as running mate MORE getting 27.4 percent. Independent candidate Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, received 21.5 percent of the vote.

Pollsters with Y2 Analytics surveyed 1,099 likely Utah voters from May 9-15.