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SALT LAKE CITY -- In a race that was too close to call just an hour ago, Utah pollster Dan Jones no projects incumbent Jim Matheson will be victorious over challenger Morgan Philpot.

According to Dan Jones & Associates, new numbers indicate Matheson will win the race by 3 to 5 percent.

2nd Congessional District exit poll

Jim Matheson (D)51%
Morgan Philpot (R)47%
Randall Hinton (C)2%
Dave Glissmeyer (U)1%
Wayne L. Hill (U)<1%
Dan Jones & Associates

The next tight race is for Salt Lake County district attorney. It was also too close to call at first, but Dan Jones now projects Sim Gill will defeat incumbent Lohra Miller to become the next district attorney.

Salt Lake County District Attorney exit poll

Sim Gill (D)50%
Lohra Miller (R)48%
Jonathon W. Grimes (L)3%
Dan Jones & Associates

In the other major races, Dan Jones projects Gov. Gary Herbert will wins the governorship, on this first time he has stood for election, with 64 percent of the vote.

Utah Governor exit poll

Peter Corroon (D)31%
<b>Gary R. Herbert (R)</b><b>65%</b>
W. Andrew McCullough (L)2%
Farley M. Anderson (U)2%
Dan Jones & Associates

In the United States Senate race, Dan Jones projects Republican Mike Lee will be the next U.S. Senator from Utah, with 63 percent of the vote.

U.S. Senate exit poll

Sam Granato (D)32%
<b>Mike Lee (R)</b><b>63%</b>
Scott Bradley (C)5%
Dan Jones & Associates

In the race for Utah's 1st Congressional District, Dan Jones projects incumbent Rob Bishop to win by a margin of more than two to one.

1st Congessional District exit poll

Morgan Bowen (D)27%
<b>Rob Bishop (R)</b><b>66%</b>
Kirk Pearson (C)5%
Jared Paul Stratton (L)2%
Dan Jones & Associates

In the race for Utah's 3rd Congressional District, Dan Jones projects it's almost three to one for freshman Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

3rd Congressional District exit poll

Karen Hyer (D)20%
<b>Jason Chaffetz (R)</b><b>76%</b>
Douglas Sligting (C)3%
Jake Shannon (L)1%
Joseph L. Puente (U)<1%
Dan Jones & Associates

Now for the Salt Lake County races: For the at-large seat on the county council, Dan Jones projects it'll be Republican Richard Snelgrove over Holly Mullen, 58 percent to 40 percent. Pending other races, that could tip control of the county council back to the Republicans.

Salt Lake County Council B "At-Large" exit poll

Holly Mullen (D)39%
<b>Richard Snelgrove (R)</b><b>58%</b>
Warren T. Rogers (C)3%
Dan Jones & Associates

In the race for Salt Lake County sheriff, Dan Jones projects it's Democrat Jim Winder, the incumbent, 58 percent to 44 percent over Beau Babka.

Salt Lake County Sheriff exit poll

<b>Jim Winder (D)</b><b>55%</b>
Beau Babka (R)45%
Dan Jones & Associates

In the race for Salt Lake County clerk, Dan Jones projects Democrat Sherrie Swensen will move into her third decade in office with 58 percent of the vote.

Salt Lake County Clerk exit poll

<b>Sherry Swensen (D)</b><b>57%</b>
Jeremy Votaw (R)43%
Dan Jones & Associates

Finally on Proposition 1 in Salt Lake County -- a $15 million bond to pay a portion of new Utah Museum of Natural History -- it's popular. Dan Jones projects it will pass with 61 percent of the vote.

Salt Lake County Proposition 1 exit poll

Dan Jones & Associates

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