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CO: 2010 Gov (Rasmussen 6/14)

Topics: Colorado , poll

Rasmussen
6/14/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Colorado

2010 Governor
46% McInnis (R), 41% Hickenlooper (D) (chart)
41% Maes (R), 41% Hickenlooper (D)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Scott McInnis: 54 / 33
John Hickenlooper: 53 / 42
Dan Maes: 45 / 25

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 48 / 53 (chart)
Gov. Ritter: 41 / 57 (chart)

 

Comments
Paleo:

Scott's on a real Republican roll right now. More so than usual. Gearing up for that trip on the right-wing love boat later this year, I guess.

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melvin:

Obama speech lastnight was a disater,this guy just dont get it,he surrounds himself with people who dont understand what the adverage American is going thru.Obama shows no emotion at all,after that disater lastnight i expect his approval numbers to go down bigtime.In my opinion John Edwards would have been the better President, but am going to continue to support Obama but he have to start acting like a leader,not a guy who lives in a bubble,in always caves in to the Republicans on just about everything.Mr President please stop trying to be Reagan.

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Field Marshal:

OH MY GOD. I actually believe with Melvin on something. (ugh, i think i just threw up in my mouth). Other than the the whole notion of John Edwards being a better president. John McCain, yes, not Edwards.

As far as this race goes, it will be interesting to see what happens when it really ramps up with ads. Outside of metro denver, people don't know Hickenlooper. McGinnis isn't well known outside the western slope and mountain community. Its a real tossup at this point.

But even as someone who lives in the state, i couldn't care less about this race. The governor of Colorado is a useless position with almost no power. The budget is completely set each year due to TABOR (thank God) so we can never have the same issues even if the state goes blue and they destroy it like CA, NY, and IL. We also enjoy the lowest property taxes in the country thanks to the state constitution. It actually requires the state gov't to semi-efficient, an anomaly in government operations.

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TeaPartyRules:

McInnis is another Palin general.

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Farleftandproud:

I am thankful that no serious Tea party candidates have become serious contenders in New England, with the exception of NH, where they tend to do things a bit different. I have nothing against regular Republicans but when you are so irresponsible you want to kill our education system, social security and the IRS and want to live in a society of mayhem and disorder it is a relief. I hope it stays this way.

"KEEP THE TEA PARTY OUT AND OUR SANITY IN

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Farleftandproud:

In some ways I wish Obama would be more like Reagan. When Reagan couldn't get legislation through with Democratic support he went with it alone or through reconciliation, which Republicans seem to not have any problem doing. Obama continues to have to try to get bi-partisan support on everything and he just isn't going to get it. If he can't get things passed now while the country is at a stalemate with 59 Democrats, how in the world will he do it when there may be 52 or 53 Democrats in the Senate?

Reconciliation was a necessary gamble when it came to HCR but regarding financial reform or energy reform, he has to have a time line to get a Republican vote, and if all they can do is fillibuster he should go ahead without them.

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melvin:

Far-left i agree with you 100%,Obama in the Dems should just say the hell with the Gop in pass Immigration reform ASAP,also pass a good energy bill thru reconciliation,because like you said Far-left if they cant pass these bill with a Super majority that they have right now,what makes them think their going to pass it when the gop gains more seats.

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Field Marshal:

melvin,

Again, i agree with you. I hope the Dems do EXACTLY what you say. Of course, my motivation for wanting them to do so is slightly different than yours.

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Field Marshal:

farleft,

Ras will be releasing another NV poll next week and i bet the race will be significantly tighter. Angle was just benefiting from her primary win bounce.

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Farleftandproud:

I am not saying that every GOP Candidate running this year is a complete disaster and I think Castle and Rossi have a good amount of experience; I think Ayotte, Portman, and Blunt are legitimate mainstream Conservative republicans, but Paul and Angle make statements that are extremely fringy.

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Farleftandproud:

Maybe I have overlooked something, but can anyone tell me where on Rasmussen's web site or attached to any of their polls how many Democrats, Republicans and Independents are actually polled? Likewise what percentage of whites, blacks, hispanics, Asian and other racial groups are interviewed? Until I feel they can come through with that info or can do some polls with registered voters and all Americans, it is going to seem like a very shady operation.

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Crimsonite:

FLAP,

I don't know for sure but you can pay to see the crossstabs and they may show race and party in the crossstabs. So if you really wanted to know, you could pay for the subscription and see what kind of information they give you.

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Farleftandproud:

Me pay for a subscription? I smell a rat.

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Farleftandproud:

Rasmussen needs a full investigation or face a class action lawsuit for misinformation. Just like fast food places had to put their ingredients and fat info in the burger king or Mcdonalds, Rasmussen should clearly list their methodology. They owe it to us.

If it turns out that they cooperate and their predictions do indeed come true for this November, I would call them and write a full apology. Nevertheless, I am not sure if that is going to be the case.

I predict they have overpolled Republicans and based the age turnout on 1994 statistics. They have underestimated the voters I think, and have found more older, and whiter voters and probably the criteria they use to poll a state like Missouri wouldn't change that much if they poll a more liberal state like Oregon. Of course the Conservative, moderate and liberal ideologies vary tremendously by state, and I don't think Rasmussen takes these things into consideration as much as PPP and the others.

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Chris V.:

Thanks for the laugh farleft. Rasmussen does not need to be investigated just because they release polls that you don't like.

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