Skip to comments.Colorado Senate: Udall (D) 42%, Gardner (R) 41%
Posted on 03/10/2014 9:21:08 AM PDT by cotton1706
The first Rasmussen Reports look at Colorados likely 2014 U.S. Senate race finds that it's a dead heat.
A statewide telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters shows incumbent Democrat Mark Udall with 42% of the vote, while his leading Republican challenger Cory Gardner earns 41%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Colorado was conducted on March 5-6, 2014 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,
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Now if he can stay on-message and not fall into a trap.
This should kill him in that state...
“Prevent criminals from buying and carrying deadly weapons. (Aug 2008)
Hunting & angling tradition generates income and jobs. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)”
WOW, and Gardner has been in the race less than 2 weeks?
OK, in before the rush, time to panic. He’s peaking too early!
The important number here is not Gardner’s, but Udall’s. For an incumbent to only poll 42% is never a good sign, especially early in a campaign. The incumbent invariably has the advantage of name recognition, familiarity with record and positions on policy, etc. The challenger always is swimming uphill against these advantages.
For an incumbent to poll at 42%, the question has to be whether or not he can get to 51%. Usually a negative campaign is the only way. Of course, if Gardner makes a big gaff, it could turn around quickly as happened in the Claire McCaskill race.
Rasmussen is a Republican pollster. Who historically until the last two cycles been very accurate. In the last two he seems to have overestimated Republican strength. Since then he has apparently changed his model to one that is being democrat leaning in his polls. It seems as though he changed his turn out model from an overly Republican one to an overly Democrat one. So I bet Gardner is actually ahead.
Udall is a far left liberal per his voting record.
Is Colorado that freaking far left?
Entire Denver Metropolis is.
This is before any ads. No one but the politically active knows who Gardner is and udall has name recognition going for him. I would say our chances are excellent!
And boulder and pueblo.... The only city of size that leans right in Colorado is Colorado Springs.
Mark Udall at 42% is terrible for an incumbent.
No, Rasmussen is a former pollster. He was fired several months ago. His former polling firm has since swung far to the left.
Is this a runoff state?
Denver metro area is, and they have more than enough busses to move voters around the state as needed on election day.
We have GOT to get Udall out of there.
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Let’s see what happens once the gop REALLY starts supporting.....UDALL!
If Colorado voters go for a Democrat then they support a communists way of life. Same for any State. Democrats are communists and have destroyed much of America.