Skip to comments.DOWN TO THE WIRE: Rasmussen Has Beauprez Up Two, Still Too Close To Call(Colorado - it's 49% to 47%)
Posted on 10/28/2014 4:01:35 PM PDT by Red Steel
Just a week out from election day and a new poll released by Rasmussen today has former Rep. Bob Beauprez up by 2 points on Gov. John Hickenlooper, 49%-47%. This is a marked contrast from earlier this month when Hick was up by 4 points on Beauprez (50%-46%). And, when we look beyond the toplines, it doesnt get any better for Hick.
Beauprez is up by 7 points with those who have already cast their ballots (51%-44%), just like having money in the bank already. Even though Hick leads among those who havent cast a ballot (50%-46%), he has to worry about making sure those people get their ballots turned in. For any campaign, the closer you get to Election Day, the fewer things you have to worry about it or left to do, the better.
The need for Hick and the Democratic Governors Association to take a page out of the Udall playbook (same playbook as most stripclubs, all women, all the time.) appears as the so-called social issues is the only policy area Hick outperforms Beauprez. Whereas, when it comes to more economic issues like Government spending and taxes, Coloradans trust Beauprez more.
Hicks wishy-washy ways on fracking have alienated the far left as fewer Democrats support Hick (84%), than Republicans support Beauprez (85%). This is really no surprise as Fractivists have threatened repeatedly to sit out the Gubernatorial race as a protest against how Hick has completely ignored them. The ambivalent attitude towards Hick is even more apparent when we look at those who answered No when asked if they were certain they would vote. This apathetic group breaks Hicks way by nearly 40 points (56%-18%). Maybe if Hick had the courage to take any sort of stance instead of always trying to mealy-mouth his way out of every situation, people wouldnt be so lackadaisical when it came time to actually vote for him.
We can just imagine Hick supporters standing in the voting booth (or at their kitchen table), imitating his governing style when it comes time to vote for him: First, they take a drink from the Wynkoop beer they smuggled in, then they look real close at the ballot and declare to themselves they are going to vote for Hick. Yet, as they come close to marking their ballot, they suddenly pull their pen back and tell a Teddy Story. After that, they explain to themselves how if they squint really hard, perhaps they can just make the ovals for Beauprez and Hick come together so they can mark both. After that fails, they take another swig of beer (good thing they brought some extra bottles), and step out of the booth, declaring to everybody that they have setup a Blue Ribbon Commission who will help them determine who to vote for because they werent allowed to take a staffer with them into the booth to make a decision.
While this method of voting is horrible for the non-politician politician Hick, its great for the I heart me some Wynkoop Hick.
If this is all about Obama, why is it a contest anywhere?
It only has to be close for the RATS to steal it.
Gun control and Dunlap will be Hickenlooper’s end.
Did Rasmussen do a mid-election correction? Many if not most of their other polls this election have been unfriendly to Rs.
With that crazy new vote-fraud friendly, all mail-in voting that they have started in Colorado you have to figure in an additional 5% fake votes for Udall.
Pollster are getting their assumptions and turnout models wrong in CO. The Rs hold a +10% ballots returned over Ds as of today. If trends continue by the end of the week, they are going have to stake out the landfills for ballots. The 4th qtr. clock is winding down...
An incumbent at 47% this close to the election is in serious trouble.
About $4 billion dollars spent on mid-term elections nationwide that the Ds will have spend the most of the sum.
Or the majority of the sum.
I hope so.
Has anyone seen or heard from that foolish clown lately?
Good news ping.
2. They have a decent economy.
3. Everyone, Democrat or Republican, that would like to move there can, and they have a good chance of getting a job once they're there.
The same thing happened to Nevada. The same thing will happen to Utah, Montana, Wyoming, etc.
Colorado always had an independent streak that wasn't particularly supportive of social issues conservatives. They were always a bit more libertarian to begin with.
I don't know why conservatives believe that states with good economies must be conservative and must only attract more and more conservatives going forward.
California was a conservative state a long time ago. It had a whopping great economy which attracted both conservatives and liberals. Over time the liberals started outnumbering the conservatives, in part because a lot of "conservative" businesses imported cheap liberal labor.
Vermont used to be reliably Republican.
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Colorado residents for the most part really don’t care about social conservative issues.
They DO value gun rights and free speech.
Did ObamaLooper know he was being recorded? LoL.
Hicky speaking there would be a killer ad! Stupidity on display.
Ever since Rasmussen left, the polls have tilted significantly to the left. I would add five points easy to what ever number they crank out these days.
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