Independent McMullin Narrowly Leads Trump in Utah: Emerson Poll

Evan McMullin, former Republican U.S. House staff member and independent presidential candidate, at 31% in Utah, with Donald Trump at 27% and Hillary Clinton at 24% according to Emerson College poll.

  • A "divisive GOP primary" in Utah may have "left voters looking for an alternative to the GOP nominee," Emerson College Polling Society says in stmt
    • NOTE: Utah has voted for Republicans each presidential election since 1964; was Republican Mitt Romney’s best state in 2012 election
  • Poll of 700 Utah residents conducted Oct. 17-19 has a margin of error of +/- 3.6 ppts
  • Emerson poll of other states shows Clinton leading in N.H., Pa., and Trump ahead in Mo.