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CO: Ratings (WFI 12/12-15)

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Public Opinion Strategies (R) for Workforce Fairness Institute*
12/12-15/09; 500 registered voters, 4.4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(WFI release)

*Workforce Fairness Institute is an interest group opposing the Employee Free Choice Act

Colorado

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 43 / 51 (chart)

Favorable Ratings
Michael Bennet: 26 / 23 (chart)
Mark Udall: 46 / 33 (chart)
Bill Ritter: 43 / 46 (chart)

And, do you think Michael Bennett has performed his job as U.S. Senator well enough to deserve re-election, or do you think it's time to give a new person a chance to do a better job?
20% Definitely/Probably Re-elect, 45% Definitely/Probably

 

Comments
Field Marshal:

Bennett is seen pretty unfavorably here in Colorado because he accepts so much out of state money. He is being primaried by Andrew Romanoff who is a far lefty and probably unelectable in the state. On the GOP we have Norton who is so-so in my opinion in terms of experience and persona.

Ritter is a dufus all around.

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Farleftandproud:

It is hard to figure Colorado people out. It isn't exactly a loyal blue state, but I am more surprised at Obama's low approval in CO in comparison to Ohio, NC and Florida. Unlike the previous 3, Colorado is predominately White and Race didn't play as much of a part for Obama getting elected. Colorado has been hit hard economically like most every other state but Denver and Boulder are more affluent than most other metro areas in the country. It seemed to be moving leftward, whereas Ohio, Indiana and North Florida seemed to go more Democratic in 2008 because Bush's presidency had been so attrocious and it took too long for people to figure it out. People do forget that Colorado is no New Hampshire or Delaware; it has a lot of gun rights groups, as well as megachurches and Focus on the Family. Bennet has a tough road to re-election.

Obama hasn't made a trip to Colorado or Nevada or New Mexico since the summer.

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Farleftandproud:

I sort of took a sigh of relief this was a republican conducted poll.

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Stillow:

GOP poll or not, I have not seen any polls showing Bennet winning this race. This is yet another probably Dem loss in an ever growing list for 2010.

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Bigmike:

So 30% of the people in CO have never heard of Bennett but for Udall and Ritter that number is in the low single digits? I find that amazing.

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BigMO:

Don't be that surprised, guys. Obama's win in Colorado was a fluke, where Democrats flooded the ballot boxes with a superb GOTV effort and the Republican Party in the state carried the burden of unmet promises and low popularity. All of that has changed in one short year and the GOP looks like it has at least a shot at taking over the state completely, taking back the governor's mansion, the state legislature, and napping a Senate seat and at least two House seats. The ballot is also flooded with a number of conservative-inspired initiatives that will draw out the large number of conservative Republicans and Independents who have sat out the last couple of elections. Colorado is still a predominantly red state and barring a major campaign calapse by Republicans, they'll win big here next year.

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