Mia Love Has Healthy Lead Over Democratic Challenger
By Alex Lazar
Republican Mia Love has a 12-point lead over her Democratic challenger for Utah’s 4th Congressional District, according to a poll released recently.
The poll, conducted by Dan Jones/Cicero Group for Zions Bank and UtahPolicy.com, has Love at 44 percent to the 32 percent held by lawyer Doug Owens (D), while 19 percent of those polled were undecided.
The poll surveyed 443 voters by phone between Aug. 7 and Aug. 9.
Owens’ own internal polling, released in late July, found him trailing Love by 9 points.
Love, the former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, lost her 2012 congressional bid to Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah). In May 2013, she announced that she would run again during the 2014 election cycle. Matheson announced his retirement at the end of last year.
If she defeats Owens in November, Love would become the first black Republican woman elected to Congress.