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Trump and Biden statistically tied in Utah poll

A Utah poll found former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Senate approves two energy regulators, completing panel Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race MORE and President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump 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.

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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 ClintonBiden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate Katko fends off Democratic opponent in New York race Harris County GOP chairman who made racist Facebook post resigns 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.