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Mia Love Has Healthy Lead Over Democratic Challenger, New Poll Shows

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 16: Mia Love, Republican Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Politic
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 16: Mia Love, Republican Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union held its annual conference in the suburb of Washington, DC to rally conservatives and generate ideas. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Republican Mia Love has a 12-point lead over her Democratic challenger for Utah's 4th Congressional District, according to a poll released Monday.

The poll, conducted by Dan Jones/Cicero Group for Zions Bank and UtahPolicy.com, has Love at 44 percent to the 32 percent held by lawyer Doug Owens (D), while 19 percent of those polled were undecided.

Click here and here to read more about the poll, which surveyed 443 voters by phone between Aug. 7 and Aug. 9.

Owens' own internal polling, released in late July, found him trailing Love by 9 points.

Love, the former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, lost her 2012 congressional bid to Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah). In May 2013, she announced that she would run again during the 2014 election cycle. Matheson announced his retirement at the end of last year.

If she defeats Owens in November, Love would become the first black Republican woman elected to Congress.

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