Skip to comments.Poll: Mark Udall vulnerable next year in Senate race (CO)
Posted on 11/22/2013 10:22:30 AM PST by cotton1706
DENVER Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado may not cruise to re-election next year, according to a poll released Tuesday that suggested a clear undercurrent of dissatisfaction among Colorado voters.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday put Udall ahead of all GOP challengers. But only 41 percent said Udall deserves to be re-elected.
Udalls lead was nearly within the margin of error against Republican Ken Buck, leading 45 percent to 42 percent. Buck was the GOP nominee three years ago against Colorados other senator, Democrat Michael Bennet.
Udall performed more strongly against lesser-known hypothetical Republican opponents, including three members of the state Legislature. And when Coloradans were asked whether they had a favorable opinion of Udall, 44 percent agreed, while 38 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion.
The poll of 1,206 registered voters was taken from Nov. 15-18 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points. On Monday the poll released similar results about next years gubernatorial race. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper led all Republican challengers, but 49 percent of Colorado voters said they dont think he deserves re-election.
The poll results Tuesday also suggested a state unhappy with the federal health care overhaul. Colorado is using a state-run health insurance exchange, not the problematic federal exchange. But voters still had a negative opinion of the health law.
Forty percent supported the health care law, while 56 percent opposed it. Only 18 percent said they thought their familys health care would be better a year from now because of the new law.
Colorados health care pessimism was in line with national polling suggesting public dissatisfaction with the law.
Pollsters also asked Coloradans about hypothetical 2016 presidential candidates.
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Both the Udalls are Mormons in the Harry Reid “mold.” The other one is in New Mexico.
Fact is most people thought Udall would cruise to re-election and these numbers are stunning. People are now smelling blood in the water.
You have a Republican SoS.
Put him to work!
But didn’t Buck barely lose even amid a republican party meltdown?
Oh sure. That was said last go round.
I’m moving Udall out of the ‘lean dem’ catagory into the ‘very slightly lean dem’ catagory.
He’s being sunk by Obamacare and Chickenlooper’s batsh8t legislature.
My conservative Mormon friends say Reid has taken political control over Utah to make sure all Republican candidates are damaged.
CO plays politics just like CA.
Any Republican running for the Senate needs to run an offense against the machine.
I’m actually very surprised Buck is doing so well. I mean, look at how horribly unpopular Joe Miller is in Alaska.
Buck must have endeared to those who voted for him in a big way. I had brushed him aside before, but I may have to give him another look. Possible he could build bridges from last time around.
Does anyone think that the present anger people feel right now toward the Dems, because of ObamaCare, will last or will it subside and we end up with the same bunch in Washington after Nov. 2014 that we have now?
This is just the beginning
It’s difficult to say.
Right now the Dem strategy is “war on women”, plus fund a Libertarian to bleed votes, and win with a Clintonian plurality.
In a year we’ll see how effectively that can be overcome. If Obamacare isn’t enough, we probably should just throw in the towel and become preppers.
a long way to go til november.
Rats have a few problems that will not be easily solved.
how #%&*% b.o.care is going to be, will drown all the rats.
I suspect every RAT in CO is vulnerable after the crap they pulled.
though sometimes hopeful,
i believe nearly every one of these worthless turds will be re-elected
insssstead of drowned like the rats they are deserve
If the CO GOP wants to win, do NOT nominate Buck again.