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New poll shows Trump edging Clinton, Sanders in Utah

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Posted at 7:59 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 21:59:46-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A new poll conducted by Dan Jones and Associates for UtahPolicy.com shows Donald Trump gaining ground in Utah, the state that dealt him the biggest defeat of the nomination season.

In the poll, with a margin of error of four percent, he would beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Against Clinton, Trump would get 43 percent to her 30 percent.

Against Sanders, Trump would have 43 percent compared to 37 percent.

Just one month ago, the same poll showed Trump and Clinton tied at 38 percent and Sanders leading Trump 49 to 35 percent.

Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Jason Perry said the poll shows that Republicans are coming to terms with the only options they have left.

"We're down to two options and people are forced to make a pick," Perry said.