Skip to comments.Poll: Obama Hurting Sen. Udall in Colorado
Posted on 12/09/2013 11:01:33 AM PST by cotton1706
President Barack Obama's sinking approval numbers are hurting the re-election chances of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, where a new poll shows him in an ever-tougher fight in the swing state, The Hill reported Friday.
Citing results from a Democratic survey firm Public Policy Polling, Udall leads former GOP Senate nominee and tea party Republican Ken Buck by 46 percent to 42 percent, a closer result than in earlier polls of the race, The Hill reported.
Udalls approval rating is in negative territory as well, with 41 percent disapproving and 40 percent approving, the poll showed.
Obama's approval rating is down to 43 percent compared with his 48 percent approval in a PPP poll in April, The Hill reported. Obama won the state with 51 percent of the vote in 2012.
It had been thought Udall would have little trouble with his re-election bid, but the PPP survey as well as an earlier Quinnipiac poll shows the race is much tighter than expected.
Buck lost to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) in 2010 after making a series of gaffes on social issues, but holds a big lead in the primary, according to the PPP survey.
In Colorados governors race, incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper leads Republican Tom Tancredo by a 48-40 percent margin in the PPL survey.
"The rough last couple of months have certainly put John Hickenlooper and Mark Udall in a position where they could be vulnerable next year," said PPP president Dean Debnam.
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That and replace the five retiring democrats with solid repulicans.
The IRS will see to it that Mark retains his seat.
Franken’s laying low ... only uttering the most vague and meaningless responses to the rare press question regarding Obamacare. The liberal press are giving Franken and Klobuchar a pass and allowing them to hide.
Well, duh...when one chooses to situate himself right next to a stinking, putrid, smoking t*rd, one can expect that others might avoid him.
Obama is slime, and supporters of slime are slime mold.
(Actually, slime mold is interesting for a number of reasons. One of them is that it is much more intelligent than the Obamadork.)
Don't the police usually respond to domestic violence calls?
We need a better candidate than Ken Buck.
The only good one out of the whole bunch is former Oregon Senator Gordon Smith who, as I recall, was related to the sorry Udall clan through his mother.
Yeah, I know, Sen. Smith votes with the RINOs on occassion. So what? He was representing a liberal state on the left coast. The guy he was replaced with is far worse on his best day than Gordon Smith was on his worst day.
Really. Why put up a guy who lost the last election?
Sarah lost the last election too, but I would put her up.
As for Udall, losing couldn’t happen to a nicer guy
A yeah from Colorado!
Waiting for the Minneapolis RedStar Tribune to ask either of our Witless Wonders a tough question is not an easy proposition.
Rats in CO are on the voter’s $hit list in that state anyway for the gun-control crap they passed.
That is going to spill over to the national races in the state.
“WHAT THE HELL? Holds a big lead in the Primary? This guy pulled defeat from the jaws of victory in 2010 and they are going to nominate his stupid ass again? Holy crap!”
I thought Buck was a good candidate. There’s was only a point difference between him and Bennett. It was my understanding that the republican party chaos prevented his win.
I agree. Shades of all the Conn. conservatives who thought it was an awesome idea to run Linda McMahon a second time around after she blew it the first time and lost to an awful RAT. Or, better yet, the West Virgina Republicans who kept running John Raese over and over again, and Illinois conservatives who want to run Oberweis for major office a SIXTH time now. Very definition of insanity...
What really sucks in the GOP establishment will of course blame the loss on Buck being "too conservative", rather than him being a lousy candidate who kept shooting himself in the foot.
At the very least, we have an excellent chance of getting rid of BOTH Udall's, Shaheen, AND Warner, IF the Republicans in those states would just get their acts together and run some decent candidates. At least they seem to have it figured out in NC, and Kay Hagan is DOA.
No, he was a crap candidate. Second tier against literally a Democrat sacrificial lamb. That he’s running again (and against a superior candidate than Bennet) shows the CO GOP is truly stuck on stupid.
It has been three years, most of the “gaffes” have been forgotten.
By everybody but the opposition. But even they would have a difficult time tying those “gaffes” back to the Republican today, with the pervasive protests arising from the indelicate application of the provisions of the “Patient (non)-protection and (un)-affordable Care Act of 2010”.
Odious is the name of the charlatan who has imposed this form of quackery upon the practice of medicine in the territory once known as “the United States of America”.
Well, if Buck is the best candidate to take on Udall; so be it. I’m gonna back whomever Udall’s opponent is.
Well all that and the fact that Udall is hurting Udall in Colorado— those who knew him and were not pinko-fags did not vote for him. Those who did vote for him because they were beguiled by the local Media -some of them’ is waking up. But if Obama can “hurt “ anybody unless someone is really stupid— Then the the individual that supposedly is being “hurt” by Obama really has to be doing something Like riding them coattails —to warrant such sentiments.
During the 2010 Senate race, The Colorado Independent ran an article entitled “Suspect in 2005 Buck rape case said he knew it was rape,”. The article, about a case Buck refused to prosecute in 2006, included a complete transcript of a tape between the victim and her attacker, including the following dialogue:
Victim: You do realize that its rape.
Suspect: Yeah, I do.
Victim: Like in a number of different ways, because I didnt want to do it and because I was intoxicated and because I was afraid.
Suspect: Yes I do. I know.
The tape, which Greeley police had the victim record during their investigation, was available before Buck made his decision not to prosecute the woman’s admitted rapist. According to a following article in the Independent, “Bucks refusal to prosecute 2005 rape case reverberates in U.S. Senate race,”  the reporter provides a transcript of another tape of a conversation between the woman and Buck, in which “Buck appears to all but blame her for the rape and tells her that her case would never fly with a Weld County jury.”
Depends on what election you lose. Palin did not run for a state race after gov. So unknown how she would have done for that seat. I think she’d be competitive in Arizona. But you don’t run a guy who just lost the LAST statewide election for the same spot. That’s Harold Stassen mentality.
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Hurt ‘im more...
Buck is weak. He lost a race he should have won in 2010, this is a harder race.
But he has a huuuge edge in recent PPP primary polling (45-8 over his nearest challenger) and none of the other candidates look like world beaters (low name recognition).
Tancredo also leads in the Gov primary with 34% to 15% for SOS Scott Gesler and 9% for State Sen Greg Brophy (little known but polls best in general trailing Hincklepooper by only 1%). I think Buck probably CAN win but I have serious doubts Tancredo can.
More CO polling, GOP leads generic state leg ballot 47%-42%.
Odd situation. The democrats are clearly unpopular in the state but the GOP frontrunners are iffy.
I’d prefer fresh candidates even if they are not well known right now.
I have more faith that Tancredo can win the Guv race than Buck in the Senate.
I’m down on Tancredo’s chances. He’s comes off as unlikable and has high negatives, if he’s nominated the race will be about him as much as it will Hinclepooper’s terrible record.
It’s a joke that either he or Buck lead their respective primaries. That’s name recognition for you.
Make no mistake, I’m not thrilled to see either get nominated.