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Election 2010: Utah Senate

Utah Senate: Lee (R) Far Outdistances Granato (D)

Republican Mike Lee earns his highest level of support yet against Democrat Sam Granato in the race to see who will fill long-time GOP Senator Bob Bennett’s U.S. Senate seat.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Utah finds Lee leading Granato by better than two-to-one, 61% to 28%.  Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, while eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This race remains Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings [link].

This race has never been close. In late August, Lee held a 54% to 29% advantage over Granato.  In one other survey prior to that in June, Lee led Granato 58% to 28%. 

Eighty-three percent (83%) of Republicans favor Lee, an attorney and former gubernatorial aide.  Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Democrats support Granato, a businessman.  Among voters not affiliated with either political party, Lee holds a double-digit lead.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Utah was conducted on October 13, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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