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CO: 43% Hickenlooper, 25% McInnis, 24% Tancredo (Rasmussen 8/2)

Topics: Colorado , poll

Rasmussen
8/2/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Colorado

2010 Governor
43% Hickenlooper (D), 25% McInnis (R), 24% Tancredo (I)
42% Hickenlooper (D), 27% Maes (R), 24% Tancredo (I)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Scott McInnis: 32 / 59
John Hickenlooper: 49 / 46
Dan Maes: 39 / 43
Tom Tancredo: 39 / 51

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 44 / 55 (chart)
Gov. Ritter: 39 / 61 (chart)

 

Comments
Otunj20:

ouch...Republican households across the land scream at once "Damn you Tancredo!!!!!"

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Xenobion:

Extremism loses again. Where's the next Republican to accuse a witch and burn them at the stake?

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Bukama:

Just heard Tancredo on the radio. He believes he can win with 36% of the vote or so. His best point is that he Hickenlooper has or will have tons of money, and neither McGinnis nore Maes can raise well (because Republicans are so luke warm about them and the dysfunctional process in Colorado). Tancredo can raise money nationally, and he says it will take that kind of fund raising ability to counter the Democrats. Also, Hickenlooper will be fending off attacks from two opponents.

I don't think it is likely to be a successful strategy, but then, I agree neither McGinis nore Maes are likely to be able to win this race, even without Tancredo in the race. It's a hail Mary if ever there was one.

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tjampel:

I wonder if this forces Repubs to put pressure on McGinness and Maes to quit whether they win or lose the primary; I see no other way for them if Tancredo stays in, and I can't imagine him pissing off the ACP (or whatever it's called)by dropping out at this point after their nominee stepped down to let him on the ballot.

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obamalover:

LOL!

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HookedOnPolls:

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 44 / 55

LOL!!!

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iVote:

Yeah, hilarious... because that's according to Rasmussen's 2010 likely voter screen and isn't really any different from his other CO polls. You do realize that the only one NOT underwater in Colorado here is Hickenlooper, the Democrat? LOL!

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obamalover:

LOL!

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jamesia:

Been waiting to see the Tancredo effect. Too bad there weren't many polls after the McInnis plagiarism scandal and Tancredo's entrance. I'd have liked to see how the scandal affected perception of McInnis.

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Field Marshal:

Bukama,

If Tancredo could have garnered the support of Wadhams, the state GOP chairman, than i think he could have had a chance to push or marginalize one the GOP primary winner out of the race and have Tancredo as the pseudo- GOP nominee. However, the two now hate each other so help from Wadhams will not be there.

You're right when you say Tancredo is more electable and liked than the two primary candidates in addition to his ability to raise money.

Also, Hicks approval is likely to fall once all that is known about him froths to the top, namely the hiring of illegals.

However, if we have to have a Dem governor (and remember, the CO governor is a figurehead position), i don't mind having Hick. He at least has had a real job in the private sector having run restaurants and bars in town. Not like Romanoff or a lot of the other Democrats.

I would be able to stomach him much more than that moron Ritter.

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Aaron_in_TX:

"He at least has had a real job in the private sector having run restaurants and bars in town."

You know who was a very successful business owner prior to becoming president? Jimmy Carter. He turned his father's failing peanut business into one of the strongest ones in the state. I don't know why republicans see that kind of experience as indicative of political talent. Carter was a former military standout, a governor where he was a budget & deficit hawk and was the ultimate washington "outsider." Lot of good all that did him.

In fact, his resume would look good in any republican's dossier right now. I'm not sure why republicans don't see that irony.

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Field Marshal:

So Aaron, should we hire people with zero experience like Obama? How is that working out for us?

And there are MANY more examples of politicians without private sector experience being complete failures than the other way around.

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Aaron_in_TX:

"should we hire people with zero experience like Obama?"

Obama had political experience.

Clinton had never worked a "real job" either. Bush had failed at most of his except for one good investment. JFK didn't. Reagan was an actor/PR rep before governor, FDR no "real job," Truman failed business experience, Eisenhower military/academia, Nixon no "real job," etc....

My personal feeling is that if you ARE a successful businessperson there are better opportunities than politics and you belong in the business rather than the political realm.

There is no experience that can adequately prepare you for POTUS, but private sector exp is mostly irrelevant imo. I really don't see how business experience has much bearing on potential performance in a president. Most of them, good or bad, haven't had much of it.

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Field Marshal:

I don't think there should be a difference between successful and failed business experience. In fact, you probably learn more in failure than in success. The key is to have some of it because it gives you a foundation in reality. Government work is not experience.

I also think political experience is irrelevant. The more you have of it, the more corrupt and outside of the realm of the average American's reality you get.

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Aaron_in_TX:

In fact, business titans could be very ill-suited for government work ie: Donald Regan.

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Xenobion:

I want my politician to have experience as a garbage collector, dentist, or perhaps a stripper. I mean it just makes sense to have a person with completely unrelated experience to a job and justify that he/she has that job because of that experience.

"No I haven't had any experience managing a large bureaucracy, but I did save some money on my company's car insurance!"

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Ned:

FM,

Corruption is the problem, not experience. The business men that run republican party are just as corrupt as the trial lawyers that run the democratic party. Just take a look at the ways and means committie for evidence of this. This is why no matter what party controls congress we will never have a simple tax code. Can't wait till after the elections and then we will see just how useless both parties really are. Cant wait to see them balance the budget, lol.

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Xenobion:
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Bukama:

I would agree business experience is not a tremendous indicator of success as POTUS. Personally, I think strength of character is most important in a leader, and that indicator can be equally present 9or lacking) in politicians of any stripe.

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BigMO:

Hickenlooper can't break 43% in a poll, which means that if the GOP finds a way to nudge Tancredo out of the race and find a credible, strong conservative to run then the Republicans win the race by several points. Colorado is poised for a Republican landslide save this sorry governor's race. Liberals can't win here unless the GOP candidate implodes. Let's hope the GOP finds a real candidate.

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Field Marshal:

Bukama,

Business experience is not some sort of panacea. I would agree that leadership, strength of character, and morals are just as important.

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Aaron_in_TX:

"leadership, strength of character, and morals are just as important."

The latter two Jimmy Carter had in spades. Just sayin'.

Sorry, I've been reading about Carter lately.

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Farleftandproud:

Tancredo is a madman. THe GOP will have nobody left who is non-white by the end of this election, there is so much hate.

10 years from now, I am not sure if Clarence Thomas or Condi Rice will even want to be Republicans anymore.

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Farleftandproud:

I noticed on Gallup, that Colorado was ranked 10th for the highest percentage of progressives, and compared to last year, the percentage of conservatives decreased while people calling themselves moderate and liberal has increased. Tancredo, Buck, and Mcinnis are too extreme, and Colorado has not elected extremists in the past.

Former GOP senators Wayne Allard, and Knighthorse Campbell didn't make inflamatory statements, that call for rape victims not being able to have an abortion, they didn't talk about changing the 14th ammendment as far as I know, and they were conservative, but not hateful. I see nothing to like about any of the three current candidates I mentioned.

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Field Marshal:

Tancredo, Buck, and Mcinnis are too extreme, and Colorado has not elected extremists in the past.

Every republican is too extreme for you given that you espouse socialism and other nutty (see: extreme) ideas. Remember, you are the minority. More people espouse what Tancredo, McInnis, and Buck believe than what YOU believe. Probably by more than 3-1. So you are the extremist, not them.

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BigMO:

Sorry, FarLeft, I know the Gallup survey you're referring to and you are wrong. Colorado was actually in the top half of conservative states, not liberal states. And I assure you that Wayne Allard is every bit as conservative as Scott McInnis, and probably much more so.

You're right: Tancredo is absolutely nutty. And yet he garners 25% of the vote in Colorado. Do you think he'd get that much in Oregon or New Hampshire? Didn't think so.

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