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Skip to comments.Colorado: Romney 50%, Obama 46%
Posted on 10/22/2012 11:43:46 AM PDT by Red Steel
Mitt Romney has now reached the 50% mark for the first time in Colorado and leads President Obama by four in the critical swing state.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters finds Romney with 50% support to Obamas 46%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and one percent (1%) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Still, Colorado remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. But Colorado is the fourth swing state that has moved in Romneys direction in the past week. Florida, Missouri and North Carolina have now shifted from Toss-Up to Leans Romney.
New data out of Iowa will be released at noon Eastern today.
Two weeks ago, the candidates were basically tied in Colorado, with the president edging his Republican challenger 49% to 48%. In mid-September, it was Romney 47%, Obama 45%. The candidates were tied in the two surveys prior to that. Obama defeated Republican John McCain 54% to 45% in Colorado in the 2008 election.
Ninety-six percent (96%) of Colorado likely voters say they are certain to vote in this election, and Romney leads 51% to 47% in this group. This overall total includes those who have already voted since Colorado allows early voting. Its Romney 50%, Obama 49% among early voters.
However, just 62% of all likely voters in the state say they have already decided whom they will vote for. Romneys ahead 56% to 41% among these voters. The president leads 54% to 41% among the 38% who say they still could change their minds before they vote.
Romney now leads among all Colorado voters when they are asked whom they trust more in two key policy areas. Hes ahead 51% to 44% when it comes to the economy and 51% to 45% in the area of national security. Two weeks ago, Colorado voters rated both men nearly equally, giving Romney a two-point advantage in trust on the economy and Obama a two-point trust margin in national security.
The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Colorado was conducted on October 21, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
In reacting to the nations current economic problems, 46% of Colorado voters worry that the federal government will do too much, but 43% are more concerned that the government will not do enough. It is important to note, however, that among those who want the government to do more, many want it to cut spending. Overall, 66% of voters in the state believe the government should cut spending to help the economy. Just 19% think a larger government role will help. That is similar to the national average.
Romney is the overwhelming favorite of voters who worry the government will do too much, while the president is far ahead among those who fear the government wont do enough.
Twenty percent (20%) of all voters in the state give the U.S. economy good marks, while 43% rate it as poor. Forty-three percent (43%) also think the economy is getting better, but 38% say its getting worse.
Romney leads by 12 points among male voters in the state but trails by three among female voters. The GOP challenger posts an eight-point lead among voters not affiliated with either major political party.
Fifty-two percent (52%) of all Colorado voters now have a favorable opinion of Romney, while 47% view him unfavorably. This includes Very Favorable reviews from 34% and Very Unfavorable ones from another 34%.
Forty-eight percent (48%) approve of the job the president is doing, while 51% disapprove. This includes Strong Approval from 31% and 44% who Strongly Disapprove.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of Colorado voters correctly realize that the United States spends more on the military and national security than any other nation. Eleven percent (11%) dont think thats true, but 33% are not sure.
Thirty-one percent (31%) say the United States spends too much on the military and national security, but 27% dont think it spends enough. Thirty-eight percent (38%) believe the level of defense spending is about right. Thats a more negative view of current defense spending than voters have nationally.
In addition to Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin are Toss-Ups. Obama is ahead in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Washington. Romney leads in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina and North Dakota.
Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper remains popular with Colorado voters: 62% approve of his job performance versus just 28% who disapprove.
This is hugh (really it is)!!!
My son gets to come home from the Air Force Academy for this weekend. He and I are voting this Saturday as early voting in Colorado started today. This will be his first election. There are no signs on our street except for ours for Romney. Last election, there were a half a dozen for Obama, none now.
Thank you, Colorado!
Decided: Solidly Romney.
Undecided: Leaning (but maybe not) 0bama.
CO + OH give the election to Romney. At the very least, having CO in Romney’s column gives him a few more scenarios to reach 270 without OH.
Start a Meme: Ideological Repudiation of Liberalism
We need to start and spread the meme that:
Americans are repudiating Failed Liberalism by rejecting 0bama.
Americans want Jobs, Free Markets, Less Government, Lower Taxes, Energy Development, a Strong Foreign Policy, and Pro Family policies.
Lets push the ideological framework onto this election so that in 0bamas massive loss, as many people as possible realize it is a rejection of FAILED LIBERALISM.
Come up with your own phraseology, and make this an IDEOLOGICAL ELECTION!
(Mitt Romney notwithstanding .)
How sad that Dems have strayed so far from their idol, JFK, who told the country..."Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." What a crime that the Democrat party has been hijacked by mostly Socialist women who push for the things that make no difference whatsoever on our country's economy, status, and security and, instead, focus on their "lady parts."
Every lib I talk with always cites women's issues as being most important to them, but are lost when discussing the facts of the economy, unemployment, and our national security. They just don't get it. They are all wrapped up in worrying about their vejayjay's and having sex with no consequences to worry about or pay for. It is so selfish and narrow-minded, and makes women look incapable of seeing the big picture or the importance of issues beyond their bedrooms.
It costs bucks to live properly in LA - and the “Golden State” has turned into the “Fool*s Gold State” under Cokehead Obama, Moonbeam Brown & Co.
Four more years of Obama (inflation is a huge hidden and everyone had income drop by $4500 last year - and Obama crapola “You will save $2500 a year with my *Affordable Healthcare Act* baloney” hits folks in their wallets) plus Jerry Brown pushing for income tax increases at all levels in California does not sound great for anyone in LA
I just got a notice of increases for prescriptions charges in 2013
- Good that is not a problemo for me.....