Evan McMullin Is Now Leading Donald Trump, According to New Utah Poll

by | Oct. 19, 2016

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It looks like Evan McMullin could very well become the first independent presidential candidate to win electoral votes since 1968.

Utah is officially a battleground state, and independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin is benefitting from a disenfranchised Utah electorate toward Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

McMullin is now leading the state in likely presidential candidates in a new poll conducted by Emerson College. The former CIA agent and policy director for U.S. House Republicans now leads Republican nominee Donald Trump by four points (31 percent to 27 percent) in the state of Utah. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton isn’t far behind at 24 percent.

The poll surveyed 700 people and was conducted from Oct. 17-19. The poll had a plus or minus 3.6 percent margin of error. Of those surveyed, 12 percent are still undecided.

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