Skip to comments.Colorado Senate Close, Hickenlooper grows lead
Posted on 03/19/2014 4:25:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
PPP's newest Colorado poll finds that the Senate race remains very competitive, although not that much closer with Cory Gardner in the race than it was with Ken Buck. Our last poll of the state, in early December, found Mark Udall leading Buck by 4 points. Udall starts out with a 2 point lead over Cory Gardner at 42/40. Gardner starts out the race with just under 50% name recognition, and voters with an opinion about him are pretty evenly divided. The close division mirrors how voters feel about Udall's job performance- 41% approve and 40% disapprove of him, almost identical to where we found him in December.
Udall would have wider leads if one of the other Republican candidates was to win the primary. He would lead Owen Hill 43/38 and Randy Baumgardner 44/37. Gardner's entry into the race has broken open the GOP primary field though. Gardner's now at 44% to 15% for Baumgardner, 6% for Hill, 4% for Tom Janich, and 3% for Mark Aspiri. 29% remain undecided but Gardner certainly now looks like the clear favorite for the Republican nomination.
There's little doubt that it's the unpopularity of Obamacare and Barack Obama himself that's making the Colorado Senate contest look so potentially competitive. Only 39% of voters in the state support Obamacare to 51% who are opposed to it, and 58% think its rollout has been unsuccessful to 37% who rate it a success. The President has a 43/53 approval spread in the state, which he won by 6 points in 2012.
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They actually like Chickenlooper?
Rasmussen Reports is posting very similar numbers. Udall has more than Obamacare to deal with. There are charges that he tried to bully a state insurance official to lie about the number of policy cancellations. There are also rumors that he revealed classified information during a Senate committee hearing.
City slicker demoRats like socialist Chickenpooper. He had been mayor of Denver. He has done several laws against energy production endearing him to the Econazies.
Ditch BOTH Chickenlooper AND Udall!
So why is chickenpooper so wildly popular?
Can someone translate this?
Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)
I guess if you are from Colorado this means something? I live in Hawaii and don’t know any of those names and being there is NO D or R after any of there names, useless info.
They are both DemoRats that need replacing for the good of the state and nation (in the case of Udall).
Second paragraph helps a bit with the Udall/Gardner explanation.
But, to help out, Udall = ultra liberal democrat; Gardner is a moderately conservative Republican representative.
Hickenlooper is the democrat Governor, governing over the ultra liberal democrat legislature that has done things like pass the most absurd gun control laws, election laws, and done things like pass energy policy that cripples Colorado’s rural population.
Beauprez for Governor or Gessler?
Beauprez isn’t running much stronger.
I don’t sense a magic candidate here. To be honest, maybe Jane Norton could be drafted. :-P
Thank you for taking the time to explain. Aloha
Is that some kind of running gag or do people really want to draft Norton?
I never understood what was so thoroughly objectionable about her when she ran for the Senate. She’d be in that seat today had she been the nominee. Of course, the CO GOP has put up more than a few duds as Senate candidates since 1980.
I was only semi-serious about her candidacy for Governor. I don’t know what Tancredo’s game was in luring Beauprez into the race unless it was to deliberately divide the field to give him the win. In hindsight, Beauprez would’ve been better off remaining in the 7th.
I would surmise that what was “wrong” with her is the same thing that’s “wrong” with Pat Roberts, she was running against the self-appointed “tea party candidate”.
Ayyway, the primary poll FWIW shows it’s now a close 3-way race, where as before, Tancredo was crushing Gessler.
Obviously, Jane Norton is far better than Gale Norton and in hindsight would have probably won while that idiot Buck lost. But my position at the time was that Norton was simply the lesser of two evils, and I don't think it's changed much. I would have held my nose for Norton to stop crappy "Tea Party" candidate Buck from winning. (like I just did in yesterday's gubernatorial candidate when we had to pick from 3 mediocre "not Rauner's" to try and stop Rauner from getting it)