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    Mia Love surges to double digit lead in Utah-04

    Mia Love surges to double digit lead in Utah-04

    I certainly don’t want to get overly confident, but this is very good news, via The Salt Lake Tribune:

    For 12 years, Jim Matheson has been a political escape artist, managing to wiggle free from every trap the Utah Republicans have thrown his way.

    But after six successful elections, his charmed political run may be coming to an end.

    Matheson trails Republican challenger Mia Love 52 percent to 40 percent in a new poll conducted for The Salt Lake Tribune, a large margin in a race where, even a few days ago, both campaigns were predicting a tight finish.

    Matheson said lots of polls will have lots of different numbers, and put out a memo from his own polling firm, also completed this week, which shows him with a 2-point lead over Love. Matheson, who hasn’t released internal polls in the past, said he plans to send the information to all of his supporters.

    “This is a call to action, because this is a close race and we’re in a position to win,” he said. Matheson said he is right on the issues important to voters — education, taxes and bipartisanship, in particular — and has a superior ground game and he feels good about the race.

    The Tribune poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, found that the coalition of Democrats, independents, moderate Republicans and women that Matheson has united in past elections is failing to coalesce this time around, with just 9 percent of Republicans crossing over to support him.

    Matheson has proven himself to be a political Houdini in the past.

    Take nothing for granted. Democrats are pouring money in to help him.

    Make one last donation to Mia Love.


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    JSG1982 | November 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I think it’s all over for Matheson. How he’s managed to survive in Utah (the state in which I currently reside) for so long is beyond me. But facing an appealing candidate like Love after being redistricted into an even tougher district AND with Romney at the top of the ticket? I’ve thought this was over as soon as Love won the nomination, and things are looking good. Right now, he’s running desperate “vote for the candidate, not the party” ads in *Utah*. Good luck with that, Jim. And these poll results (especially from the Tribune, which is much less friendly to Republicans–it endorsed Obama for reelection–than the rival Deseret News is) would seem to back that up.

    IceColdTroll | November 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Haha, Demonrats running the old white man against a beautiful young black girl. You RACISTS!!!

    barbara | November 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Sent her some of my last political money on the 31st (payday). Hope it helped. (No, I don’t think it bought her a huge lead; it wasn’t that much.)

    Don’t get cocky, kids. Keep working toward victory.

    The time to celebrate is November 7.

    dnelson8118 | November 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    As a county delegate, I have atttended meetings with Mia and have also worked with her in her mayoral capacity. She is both charming and a very bright young woman. I look forward to her representing Utah in the Congress.

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