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CO: 2010 Sen, Gov (Denver Post 6/15-17)

Topics: Colorado , poll

Denver Post / 9News by SurveyUSA
6/15-17/10; 3000 registered voters*
General election questions asked of approximately 1,500 registered voters, 2.6% margin of error
747 likely Republican primary voters, 3.6% margin of error
506 likely Democratic primary voters, 4.4% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Denver Post: Senate, Governor)

Colorado

2010 Senate: Republican Primary
53% Buck, 37% Norton (chart)

2010 Senate: Democratic Primary
52% Bennet, 36% Romanoff (chart)

2010 Senate: General Election
49% Buck, 40% Romanoff (chart)
46% Buck, 43% Bennet (chart)
45% Norton, 41% Romanoff (chart)
47% Norton, 44% Bennet (chart)

2010 Governor: Republican Primary
57% McInnis, 29% Maes

2010 Governor: General Election
45% Maes, 44% Hickenlooper
47% McInnis, 43% Hickenlooper (chart)

 

Comments
Field Marshal:

Confirms the Ras poll released last week.

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melvin:

Why do the Gop jumps all over Democrats after a few weeks in office? When Pres Carter came into office it only took the Gop 3 weeks to bash his administration.When Clinton came into office it took the Gop 5 weeks to bash him,in now it took them only 4 weeks to bash the Obama administration.When Republicans come into office Democrats gives them a few years before they criticize their administration.You cant name one Republican the Democrats have ripped the first few weeks of their administration,so why do Republicans keep doing this? Why cant they give the Democrats the benefit of the doubt the way the Democrats gives them? The gop absolutley goes crazy whenever a democrat becomes president.Colorado didnot even give Obama a few weeks before that State started to turn against him,but they gave Bush Jr 6 yrs.

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JPB11011:

melvin- you live in fantasy land if you believe such junk. The liberals were bashing Bush before he even took office.

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jmartin4s:

The real question here is who is Field Marshall voting for in the GOP primary Buck or Norton.

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Field Marshal:

Emily, is the rest of the poll going to posted?

1. Are Colorado's current laws on medical marijuana ... too loose? Too restrictive? Or just about right?

Too loose: 49%
Too restrictive: 21%
Just about right: 27%

2. Should Colorado pass an immigration law similar to the one recently passed in Arizona? Or not?

Yes: 61%
No: 34%

3. Is your opinion of Barack Obama ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of Barack Obama?

Favorable: 35%
Unfavorable: 52%

4. Who should be responsible for cleaning up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico? British Petroleum? The federal government? Both BP and the federal government? Or someone else?

BP: 60%
Fed Gov't: 3%
Both: 35%

5. Which one of the following is the single most important issue facing the United States today? Jobs and the economy?Immigration? The war in Afghanistan? The war in Iraq? Energy? The federal deficit? Health care? Or something else?

Jobs/Economy: 55%
Federal Deficit: 13%
Immigration: 11%

6. Is your opinion of the Tea Party Movement ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of the Tea Party Movement?

Favorable: 37%
Unfavorable: 29%
Neutral: 21%


http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15340750

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melvin:

JPB go in google it up.Carter first Yr in office the Gop only voted for his bills 10% of the time,Clinton 1st Yr in office the Gop only voted for his bills 10% of the time, Obama 1st Yr in office the Gop only voted for his bills 10% of the time,but if you look back in see how the Dems voted for Republican bills it tells a different story.In Reagans 1st yr the Dems voted for his bills 36% of the time,in Bush Sr 1st yr the Dems voted for his bills 38% of the time, in Bush Jr 1st yr the Dems voted for his bills 40% of the time.Now you see why the Democrats calls the Republicans the party of No

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Field Marshal:

The real question here is who is Field Marshall voting for in the GOP primary Buck or Norton.

I do not know yet. I'm currently favoring Norton but need to learn more about Buck. We still have a two months until the primary so i think we will see more information about both candidates come out.

A side note, i live in a very liberal area of town and have not seen one Bennett sign. However, there are dozens of Romanoff signs in yards.

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MikeyA:

"You cant name one Republican the Democrats have ripped the first few weeks of their administration,so why do Republicans keep doing this?"

Melvin please pull your head out of the sand. I have been to 3 Presidental Inaugurations (Clinton 1st term, Bush both terms) and only Bush's were protested. BOTH were protested.

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BigMO:

Melvin,

The reason Colorado turned so quickly on Obama yet re-elected Bush is very simple: Coloradans agree much more with the conservative ideas that came out of the Bush administration than Obama's liberal ideas. Given Colorado's conservatism, it really isn't very surprising that Obama's approval numbers are in the tank. What is surprising is that fact that he was elected here at all.

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Xenobion:

The Denver Post is splitting the Republican and Democrat samples 50/50 in the post-primary questions. You think you'd be surprised with these numbers because of that?

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Field Marshal:

X,

Political party registration for the GOP and the Dems are almost equal in the state of CO. Including independent leaners, the GOP is ahead of the Dems but only slightly.

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Farleftandproud:

This isn't terrible news for Bennet and Romanoff because Colorado is still a conservative leaning state. At least it isn't IL , Washington or CA with the Democrat behind.

I am anxiously awaiting new KY and NV polls. Those are races where the Democrats should spend the most money possible to win.

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Farleftandproud:

The Favorables on OBama of 37 percent are really unfortunate. I did think more of Colorado than that. This is worse than Indiana. I really thought Colorado was moving forward politically, but I guess they are regressing like most of the country.

Melvin, the way they treated Jimmy Carter the first 2 years was outstanding compared to the crap Obama is getting from the right.

Obama was put on a pedestal; too many people expected too much of him.

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CHRIS MERKEY:

It will be interesting if Reps will nominate the more electable candidate or go with Norton. They sure didn't in KY or NV.

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Chris V.:

Field Marshal:

Completely unrelated to politics here, but I'm seriously thinking about moving to Colorado next year and since you live there I supposed I'd ask you about some nice areas to live. I'd love Boulder or Denver but I'm concerned they'd be expensive to live in...looking for a city/town that's relatively cheap to live in, low crime, and a nice atmosphere. Any advice is appreciated, thanks.

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Huda:

Having Obama with 35% approval in a sample where Republicans outnumber democrats (when the national trend is less than 38%) and indies are not even included is somehow a surprise to people? Colorado is an indie state who vote more often than not on personality than agenda like Iowa. So, this poll should be taken with a bit of grain salt unless subsequent results show similar trend.

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Country Club Repub:

I hope Norton comes back in the primary, I just don't have a good feeling about Buck.

Looks like Colorado will enact the Arizona immigration law once the GOP takes back the GOV's seat.

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Field Marshal:

I really thought Colorado was moving forward politically, but I guess they are regressing like most of the country.

They are moving forward politically! They are moving forward with the party they think will take them there, the GOP.

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Field Marshal:

looking for a city/town that's relatively cheap to live in, low crime, and a nice atmosphere.

Chris,

I guess the answer completely depends on where your job will be, if you have kids or not, what your interests are, what kind of home/neighborhood you are looking for.

I'll give some suggestions. If you have kids, than Highlands Ranch is the best in terms of affordability, schools, crime, and amenities. Without kids, most of Denver is safe and cheap, depending on where you are coming from.

Boulder is fairly expensive and big college town with all that comes with that.

Fort Collins continually ranks as one of the best places to live in the country, though i don't see it.

The mountains are fun if you can work up there. However, it can be very expensive depending on where you want to be.

Anyway, let me know what city/area you'll be working and what specifically you are looking for, more family-oriented versus younger/hip areas.

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Xenobion:

50/50 Dem/Republican and no Independents polled? I would like to think that Colorado doesn't have 0% independents in their state...

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Chris V.:

Well, FM, I'm 30, married, no kids but we're thinking about it sometime in the near future. I do prefer the "hip areas"...I've lived in a college town (Champaign-Urbana, IL) my entire life and I like that sort of atmosphere. I just want to live closer to a metro area where there are more jobs...the closest metro areas to me right now are Chicago and Indy and both are about two hours away.

If Denver is cheap, then that would probably be our first choice. I wouldn't have a problem with commuting but would certainly prefer not to if possible. I've been to Boulder and I thought it was incredible but I'd like to finally own a home pretty soon here and I imagine the home prices and property taxes in Boulder are pretty pricey. For some reason my wife talks about Colorado Springs but it doesn't really sound like our type of place to me. Anyway, thanks for helping me out, it is appreciated.

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Farleftandproud:

No matter who wins, the Arizona law will be challenged and defeated in the court. If the GOP wants to campaign on hate, and the American people buy it, and that makes it so the GOP wins seats, it will backfire in the end.

I predict that Obama will pass a good immigration law early next year, and it will shut up all the sceptics and all the politicians who want to take this into their hands. Just like it failed in CA with Pete wilson, it will be struck down by the federal courts next time around too.

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Field Marshal:

Property taxes statewide are a non-factor. They are capped by the state constitution and are the lowest in the country.

Boulder is expensive for single-family homes because of the college and the restrictions on building new homes- they have a lot of open space.

Denver basically has two central business districts- the downtown and the DTC (Denver Tech Center) which is about 7 miles south on I-25 at Belleview.

The Denver schools are terrible so if you are thinking about kids in the future, I would rent in Denver and then move to the burbs and buy once they arrive.

Best areas in the Denver metro are on the south side of town. I live very close to downtown in a single-family home but they can be expensive compared to just a 6-10 miles away into the burbs.

Check out the Uptown, City Park, Capital Hill areas of Denver. Its a bit busier than i would like but its been becoming more popular. This area can be mostly rentals or condos.

Cherry Creek North and the Country Club area are the most desirable but ridiculously overpriced. Just remember, if you here the word Cherry in anything, its going to be expensive.

Park Hill and Congress Park are close-in single-family home areas that can be expensive and a bit older and congested. Highlands area is cool but again, expensive, at least compared to the burbs.

The DU (University of Denver) area of town is also very nice but can be pricey depending on the proximity to the light rail. In terms of Denver, you want to be east of I-25 if you can and south of 29th ave.

For the Burbs, the Westminster-Broomfield is really nice (and big in the tech sector for jobs), in between Denver and Boulder on CO-36. I also like the Littleton-Centennial areas which is older but inexpensive.

Highlands Ranch is the newest section of town about 15 miles south of downtown. It is like a California suburb with lots of planned communities and parks etc. Highlands Ranch is also in Douglas County which has very good schools.

If you make a trip out to scope the area out, check out Castle Rock and Parker if commuting isnt an issue- although they arent far from the DTC. They are VERY scenic and great if you find a job nearby.

CO Springs is a military town and kind of boring compared to Denver metro although more scenic. Its much more conservative too and tougher to get to the ski areas- you basically have to drive to Denver and then west.

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I think it is a must to do the best for Colorado State. Nevertheless, Colorado is still going on the right way!

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