Internal poll: Mia Love 51, Jim Matheson 36

posted at 8:05 pm on September 26, 2012 by Allahpundit

If it’s accurate, it’s a 28-point swing since July, which unofficially makes Love the single biggest beneficiary of the GOP convention. Normally I wouldn’t pay attention to an internal poll, but (a) her national profile’s soared since that speech, (b) as Dave Weigel notes, this is a heavily Republican district (hey, it’s Utah), and (c) after today’s unpleasantness, we need a happy poll. I’m skeptical that her final margin will be this wide against a six-term incumbent, but victory seems highly likely.

The next conservative rock star?

Love’s polling firm, Public Opinion Strategies, said that Love is now leading the race, 51-36, and “This heavily Republican district is coming home.” POS said its July poll of the district showed Matheson leading 51-38, meaning the race took a 28-point swing.

Love said in a statement that the support is “encouraging.”

“Sadly, Jim Matheson has turned to false attacks on my community and my family. Now is the time for Jim Matheson to stop his negative campaign,” she said…

The poll also showed Love’s favorability climbing and Matheson’s falling from 68 percent to 57 percent. It also found Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama in the district, 73-25.

It’d be a political miracle for Matheson to hold on against a popular Republican upstart in a district where the GOP nominee’s leading Obama by nearly 50 points. Which, I guess, is why his allies have decided it’s kitchen-sink time.

Here she is on “Huckabee” a few days ago.


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Hard to believe that many people in Utah would vote for a Democrat. Then again, they keep voting Orin Hatch into power every 6 years.

astonerii on September 26, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Yes, but will she vote for Pigford III?

Archivarix on September 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

…I LOVE Mia Love!

KOOLAID2 on September 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

If it’s accurate, it’s a 28-point swing since July, which unofficially makes Love the single biggest beneficiary of the GOP convention. Normally I wouldn’t pay attention to an internal poll, but (a) her national profile’s soared since that speech,

Well AP, (or is this his cat posting again?) She did give perhaps the single speech at the convention by an actual politician, so considering the coverage, yea I think it’s entirely believable.

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I’m sure this is just a wildly skewed outlier and not at all indicative of any other race….

cynccook on September 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

She is awesome.

the new aesthetic on September 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Yes, but will she vote for Pigford III?

Archivarix on September 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Is that an assumption you’re making based on her skin color? If it is, why don’t you man up and say so?

KingGold on September 26, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I approve of this poll! /

changer1701 on September 26, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Mia Love, mia amore. Maxed out on her campaign earlier, but would encourage everyone to send her what you can. She’s the real deal!!!

TXUS on September 26, 2012 at 8:11 PM

most important race in the country other than POTUS

commodore on September 26, 2012 at 8:11 PM

You can report this poll allahpundit.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Has anyone checked with Dingy Harry about her tax returns and her faith..?

d1carter on September 26, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Hopefully she will win and in six years she can run for Hatch’s seat.

Mark1971 on September 26, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Here is a link to Mia Love’s campaign web site for those who want to learn more about this amazing woman:

http://www.love4utah.com/

Go Mia!

wren on September 26, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Lots of support for Mia Love making its way to her campaign from hidden locations here in California.

GaltBlvnAtty on September 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM

The Department of Justice has a new look on their website……. AlQueda black!

But the best part?

And at the top of the page, is a rather interesting quote:

“The common law is the will of mankind, issuing from the life of the people.”

Catchy, huh? Just one tiny little (too small to be relevant obviously) point–

The quote is from C. Wilfred Jenks, who in the 1930′s was a leading proponent of the “international law” movement, which had as its goal to impose a global common law and which backed ‘global workers’ rights.’

Call it Marxism, call it Progressivism, call it Socialism , or call it One World Order

Under any of those names, it definitely makes the DOJ look corrupt in their new website with Marxist accessories to match.

See for yourself:

http://www.justice.gov/

Mia……it may be too late to save the country, good luck.

PappyD61 on September 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM

This should be Romneys numbers

Conservative4ev on September 26, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Mia is debating at 7:30pm Central / 8:30pm Eastern

Watch here…

http://kutv.com/news/features/live/

dforston on September 26, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Yeah, but PPP says Barack has a narrow lead over Romney in Utah!

/

SouthernGent on September 26, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Finally. A poll that’s encouraging.

Curtiss on September 26, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I almost wish I lived in Utah just so I could vote for this woman.

She is really achieving the American Dream.

I do have relatives there that will vote for her though good enough.

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Here’s a helpful site if you’re a poll junky…

It’s a Kos site… so you have to wade thru the stupidity but they have a lot of internal campaign polls that you normally don’t find unless you look all over….

http://elections.dailykos.com/

dforston on September 26, 2012 at 8:29 PM

A perfect illustration of the problem in the polling industry.
A graph showing a distribution of major brand polls, x axis is their oversampling of Dems, y-axis is Obama’s lead. Every single one of them lays below a 45-degree slope, with their Dem oversample exceeding Obama’s lead. Take away the oversample, and Obama’s lead vanishes.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/fugitivemind1990/graph2-620x379_zpsdd71e2b7.jpg

rayra on September 26, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Rush said today every elected office should have a Mia Love.

Yes! Hear, hear!

petefrt on September 26, 2012 at 8:30 PM

This should be Romneys numbers

Conservative4ev on September 26, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Well if Romney continues the ‘Obama’s a nice guy’ crap that bottom number might end up being Romney’s number.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 8:31 PM

But, but, but, she’s blaaaaack. GOPers would never vote for a black person./

chewmeister on September 26, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I just love her. This is wonderful news. She’s done a lot of interviews on Fox which I’m sure have helped.

cat_owner on September 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM

This should be Romneys numbers

Conservative4ev on September 26, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Well if Romney continues the ‘Obama’s a nice guy’ crap that bottom number might end up being Romney’s number.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 8:31 PM
Well gibbs it looks as if that will be his number.

Conservative4ev on September 26, 2012 at 8:41 PM

But, but, but, she’s blaaaaack. GOPers would never vote for a black person./

chewmeister on September 26, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I could care less.

She has the right ideas which is all that counts.

Martin Luthers Dream only comes true in the GOP.

Many post you were the first to mention color.

The GOP could care less what color you are.

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Hoping it is true and obviously a race the MSM is ignoring becuase black Mormons work against the suggestion that Romney’s faith is racist.

All I can say is that a young black female mayor in Utah who has enough support to be a contender for the Congress is a woman with a future. I loved her speech at the GOP convention. I look forward to her inclusion in the Congress (even though she will be unwelcome in the Congressional Black Caucus).

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Love love love Mia Love. The bravest people in America are blacks who declare independence from group think. Am relishing the thought of Congressional Black Caucus heads exploding, with her and Allen West in the mix.

ThanksMo on September 26, 2012 at 8:45 PM

the solution is to post only republican internal “polls.”

sesquipedalian on September 26, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

You missed the sarc sign, there’s a surprise.///

annoyinglittletwerp on September 26, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Mia is debating at 7:30pm Central / 8:30pm Eastern

Watch here…

http://kutv.com/news/features/live/

dforston on September 26, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Thank you for posting this link to Mia’s debate, dforston!

The debate is live right now.

Mia has had Jim Matheson on the defensive from the very beginning!

Bravo Mia!

wren on September 26, 2012 at 8:49 PM

But, but, but, she’s blaaaaack. GOPers would never vote for a black person./

chewmeister on September 26, 2012 at 8:32 PM

And female!!! GOPers would never vote for a female what with their war on women. /

Seriously, what kills the left are these people that were highlighted during the GOP convention. Not only those with a national profile like Marco Rubio but also women like Mia Love and Susana (damned we’re Republicans) Martinez.

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 8:51 PM

She was very aggressive. She was very specific as well… cutting Head Start, Dept of Ed, etc… advocating for less fed govt unapologetically… Matheson was mincing words the whole time, hedging his words.

dforston on September 26, 2012 at 8:59 PM

LOVE her pardon the pun. Yeah Mia Love.

gophergirl on September 26, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Matheson is a despicable Demonrat – true to form.

Alinsky WILL NOT BE TAKING OVER after all.

FlaMurph on September 26, 2012 at 9:16 PM

MSM will say the majority conservative state of Utah is leaning towards Love to hide their racism?

The Notorious G.O.P on September 26, 2012 at 9:19 PM

This should be Romneys numbers

Conservative4ev on September 26, 2012 at 8:19 PM

+100

petefrt on September 26, 2012 at 9:21 PM

i watched the debate! there were a couple of moments where she could have been more polished, but overall, her message was great. matheson is just a smooth talker- someone who tries to sound good but he’s not as great as he seems. on the other hand, mia is not afraid to say some uncomfortable things like: some fed programs need to be cut. the biggest thing i took from the debate is that she is in favor of increasing the power of the free market and decreasing federal spending and power. when she tried to explain that the free market was better than federal spending, matheson said “i don’t understand that” … it was so clear in that debate that mia understood the importance of the private sector and matheson just wanted to keep lots of federal “investments” aka spending! so i think the voters will understand all this and vote for mia.

Sachiko on September 26, 2012 at 9:24 PM

But, but, but, she’s blaaaaack. GOPers would never vote for a black person./

chewmeister on September 26, 2012 at 8:32 PM

And female!!! GOPers would never vote for a female what with their war on women. /

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Wow, yer channeling Lester and General Studies Libfreeanddumb at the same time here..

BigWyo on September 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM

This should be Romneys numbers

Conservative4ev on September 26, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I’d hazard a guess and say they probably are…

BigWyo on September 26, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Her message is positive and uplifting, and for that they will crucify her.

Good thing she’s strong as hell, too.

I adore strong Conservative women.

wolly4321 on September 26, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Go Mia, go Mia, go Mia…

uncommon sense on September 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Mia is going to be on Greta soon; Ann Romney is on now.

bluefox on September 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Now with Romney apparently done, it’s time to focus on the Senate and House. Mia Love should be #1 on the list.

kevinkristy on September 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Go Mia Love! We have too many Missing In Action to lose!

Trinityangel on September 26, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Now with Romney apparently done, it’s time to focus on the Senate and House. Mia Love should be #1 on the list.

kevinkristy on September 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Romney is done with what? Eating dinner?

The Notorious G.O.P on September 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM

“When tough times came they didn’t look to Washington. They looked within.”

A true Conservative to the bone. Mia Love is my president.

CrustyB on September 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Yup I am definitely eager to vote for her and be one of her constituents. What a great woman.

reagant on September 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Look, I love Love and think she will ultimately win, but I have a strong distrust of leaked internal polls simply because the only ones which will find their way to the media are the favorable ones, which means the contention by one of our resident Komsomol members that it is an outlier could be true.

Matheson has covered his butt with Blue Dog votes on key issues (with Mistress Nancy’s permission, of course, when his vote was not needed) and is the son of an esteemed politician as well as the incumbent. Love can win, but not by such a huge margin.

Adjoran on September 27, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Well, she pulled up a few at the opening of the convention. And what is there not to like?

pat on September 27, 2012 at 2:29 AM

Using the New Standard for Liberal Logic, can we assume that the 36% who oppose Mia Love are all racist Democrats?

Jaibones on September 27, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Yeah, but PPP says Barack has a narrow lead over Romney in Utah!

SouthernGent on September 26, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Heh.

Jaibones on September 27, 2012 at 4:01 AM