Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Colorado Poll: In big shift, Beauprez posts 10-point lead on Hickenlooper

The Denver Post reports:
Republican Bob Beauprez holds a 10-point lead against Gov. John Hickenlooper, according to a new poll, marking a major shift in a governor's race deadlocked for months.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, released Wednesday, found that 50 percent of likely voters support or lean toward Beauprez and 40 percent back the Democratic incumbent.

The Libertarian and Green Party candidates each took 3 percent with another 4 percent undecided or supporting another challenger. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percent.

"Pundits were predicting that Gov. Hickenlooper faced a close race for re-election," said Tim Malloy, an assistant poll director. "Instead, he's got a mad dash to make up a double-digit deficit."
Stay tuned.