Pollster.com

Articles and Analysis

 

CO: 45% Hickenlooper, 43% McInnis (Rasmussen 7/15)

Topics: Colorado , poll

Rasmussen
7/15/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Colorado

2010 Governor
45% Hickenlooper (D), 43% McInnis (R) (chart)
46% Hickenlooper (D), 43% Maes (R)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Scott McInnis:43 / 47
John Hickenlooper: 50 / 44
Dan Maes: 44 / 31

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 45 / 55 (chart)
Gov. Ritter: 44 / 53 (chart)

 

Comments
JMSTiger:

McInnis needs to drop out. He is a worthless liar. Hopefully the Colorado GOP can stick someone else in this race to try to salvage what should be an easy pick up.

____________________

jmartin4s:

The real question here is what does field marshall have to say about it.

____________________

StatyPolly:

Emily, Fox generic ballot has been out since morning.

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/071610_elections.pdf

900 RV sample R+4


____________________

Field Marshal:

JMS,

For once, i agree with you. I had planned on voting for Dan Maes in the primary next month anyway and it looks like McInnis won't win the primary now which is great. Still haven't decided on the Senate race primary though.

In reality, i couldn't care less about our Governors race. CO governor is really a useless job. Comparing it to the powers that Christie has in NJ or Paterson in NY, CO has nothing. I've stated this before. The key is the state legislature but even there the amount of power is limited. But the senate race is the race to watch.

Emily, the Denver post released a poll a few hours ago.

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_15532493?source=rss


____________________

Field Marshal:

I'll tell you that the GOP is damn lucky this is happening now before the primary. The GOP in CO is not, and has not been, in good shape.

____________________

jmartin4s:

Out of curiosity FM are you one of the delegates at the GOP convention in Colorado.

____________________

melvin:

One thing Ive learned on here from you Republicans is,you right-wingers hate to be called out and absolutely hates to hear the truth.You wimps complain about me talking about race,but Fox News,Rush Limbaugh,Ann Coulter,Sarah Palin,Drudge Report,Glenn Beck,Sean Hannity Michelle Mailken,have all become very rich demonizing Hispanics in Blacks for years,its about time the Liberals start calling them out on it.Am so happy no other Major Networks is reporting on the Black Panther story,Fox News wants a race riot in this Country,its so obvious what they are trying to do.So before you Republicans on here accuse me of race baiting,you right-wingers should call Fox News,because am going to throw it right back in your face rather you hypocrites like it or not.

____________________

melvin:

The Republican strategy for 2012 is to silence every Liberal in the Media.Republicans controls 90% of talk radio,70% of Politico Websites.The Liberals stood by last summer in watched the Tea-party take over the Major Media,but its not going to work in November.Everytime a Democrat becomes President you right-wingers go nuts,but its about time the Democrats start calling you Republicans out on it.

____________________

Bukama:

I'm from Colorado too, and even at the top of his game, McInnis was going to have a tough time beating Hickenlooper for the Governor's seat. Hickenlooper is a popular mayor of Denver, well known to most of the heavily populated parts pf the State. Our mayoral race is technically non-partisan, so it was only recently that it has become widely known that Hickenlooper was a Democrat (though most of us who cared knew).

Maes could pull it off, but honestly, the Colorado Republican party has been shooting itself in the foot for at least 6 years now.

____________________

Gtfan4ever:

"Fox News wants a race riot in this Country"

Wow I didn't think you could top yourself but you just did in the stupidest thing ever said department. Congratulations Melvin.

____________________

Gtfan4ever:

Any chance Buck or Norton slide over to the gubernatorial race? That way both can be on the ballot in November?

____________________

Field Marshal:

gtfan,

I was wondering the same but i think you have to have filed to be in the primary back in April. Bukama is right. Hick is definitely the favorite but like i said, Co gov is useless; the senate seat is where the race will be.

____________________

Nick:

What Colorado really needs to do is trash the TABOR amendment and allow for the the state to actually fund itself. This would allow the state government, including the governor, to be more meaningfully effective.

California is taking a good step in this direction, the Field Polls recently showed solid support for an amendment lowering their unworkable super-majority requirement for budget-tax issues in the state legislature to a simple majority. A referendum to actually allow more government funding how revolutionary, that will help make California more governable, Colorado should follow suit and start reversing the constitutional strait jackets they have put on themselves by referendum.

____________________

Gtfan4ever:

"I was wondering the same but i think you have to have filed to be in the primary back in April"

I imagine there's some kind of exception to that though where if the nominee is forced out someone else can replace them.

____________________

Field Marshal:

Nick,

The TABOR amendment is what makes CO great. CO leaders actually have to be cognizant of what they spend instead of borrowing, taxing, and spending up the wazoo. Its one reason we continually rank in the top 5 for most efficient governments.

____________________

Farleftandproud:

The bad news about having a far right extremist on the GOP ticket is if they win, that is 4-6 years we are stuck with them but the good news about having them on the ticket, is that any kind of extreme nationalism, racist or extreme religious rhetoric, will also bring more voters out from ther side.

If a far right candidate does win, and they do live up to the type of leaders their opponents thought they were, they will likely not be re-elected. I mean they probably won't be re-elected in blue states or swing states. Of course states like SC or OK can nominate people like Inhofe or Demint and they will likely be in the senate until they retire.

____________________



Post a comment




Please be patient while your comment posts - sometimes it takes a minute or two. To check your comment, please wait 60 seconds and click your browser's refresh button. Note that comments with three or more hyperlinks will be held for approval.

MAP - US, AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, PR