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Trump and Biden statistically tied in Utah poll

A Utah poll found former Vice President Joe Biden and President Trump 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 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.

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 Clinton 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. 

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