Republican Mia Love leads Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) by 12 points in Utah's 4th Congressional District, according to a poll released Friday.
The latest poll from Mason-Dixon, conducted on behalf of The Salt Lake Tribune, shows Love earning the support of 52 percent of likely voters in the district. Matheson, a six-term incumbent and the only Democrat in Utah's Congressional delegation, trails with 40 percent support.
Love has been backed heavily by party leaders and she was given a prominent speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in August. Her candidacy as also won her national attention. If elected next week, Love will become the first black Republican woman in Congress.
The PollTracker Average currently shows Love ahead of Matheson by a little less than 6 points.