7/15: Colorado Democrats, Udall and Hickenlooper Lead, But Under 50%

NBC News/Marist Poll

map of ColoradoIn his effort to be re-elected to the U.S. Senate from Colorado, incumbent Democrat Mark Udall has a single-digit advantage over Republican Congressman Cory Gardner.  Udall’s seven point lead over Gardner is based on his greater support from independents, women, and especially Latino voters.  In the contest for governor, incumbent Democrat John Hickenlooper leads his Republican challenger former Congressman Bob Beauprez.  A majority of Coloradans approve of the job Hickenlooper is doing as governor including many independent voters among whom he leads Beauprez by double-digits.  A notable proportion of Colorado residents are not familiar with Beauprez.

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“Udall has the early advantage to hold his Senate seat,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “But, he’s under 50% with a low favorability rating.”

Poll Points

President Obama and Congressional Republicans Not Popular

  • Only 40% of Coloradans approve of President Obama’s job performance.  Nearly half, 49%, disapprove.
  • Colorado residents are even less enamored with the Congressional Republicans. 21% of adults statewide approve of the job they are doing, and 64% disapprove.  Even a plurality of Republicans, 45%, disapprove of the Congressional GOP.  40% approve of the job they are doing.
  • 63% of Coloradans are unhappy with where the nation is headed including 90% of Republicans and 64% of independents.  29% believe the nation is on the right course including 58% of Democrats.

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