New Poll Gives Trump 17-point Lead in Utah

A new YouGov/CBS News survey gives GOP nominee Donald Trump a 17-point lead over both Democrat Hillary Clinton and independent Evan McMullin.

The survey shows Trump with 37%, while both Clinton and McMullin are tied at 20%. Libertarian Gary Johnson is polling at 7%, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein brings up the rear with 1%.

2016 10 16 Utah Prez Poll

The internal numbers from the survey show that Mormon voters are divided between Trump and McMullin with 37% favoring Trump and 28% supporting McMullin. 

Trump is in 4th place among Mormon voters under the age of 30. That group picks McMullin first with 33%. Clinton is second at 27% and Libertarian Gary Johnson has 15% and Trump gets 13%.

The survey also shows that Mormon voters are very concerned about the GOP nominee:

61% of Mormon voters in Utah say the endorsements of the LDS church matter at least some to their presidential vote, and 47% say the same about the endorsement Mitt Romney – who has been an outspoken Trump critic.

The survey was conducted October 12-14, 2016 among 951 likely voters in Utah.

A Y2 Analytics survey from Wednesday showed Trump and Clinton tied at 26% in Utah. Evan McMullin had 22%.

A Monmouth University survey published Thursday showed Trump over Clinton 34-28% in Utah with McMullin at 20%.