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Colorado Senate: Udall Leads by Seven

Democrat Mark Udall's lead over Republican Bob Schaffer in Colorado’s race for the U.S. Senate has grown slightly over the past month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds Udall ahead 47% to 41%.

When “leaners” are included, the Democrat has a 50% to 42% lead.

This month’s numbers represent an improvement for Udall from July, when he led by just four percentage points. But he has yet to regain the nine-point lead he had over Schaffer in June.

Though both candidates receive equal support from members of their own parties, Udall has a 48% to 30% lead among unaffiliated voters. Last month, his lead was three points higher among those voters. Udall leads 53% to 32% among women in Colorado but trails Schaffer 51% to 39% among men.

The Democrat is viewed favorably by 53% and unfavorably by 39%. The GOP candidate’s ratings are 48% favorable, 38% unfavorable.

Colorado's Democratic Governor Bill Ritter earns good or excellent ratings from 49%, up from 41% last month. A quarter (24%) says he is doing a poor job.

The presidential election in Colorado this month is a toss-up.

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This telephone survey of 700 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports August 13, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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Colorado Trends: Udall (D) vs. Schaffer (R)

Date

Udall

Schaffer

10/16/2008

51%

44%

46%

44%

47%

41%

47%

43%

49%

40%

47%

41%

45%

42%

46%

43%

43%

44%

41%

42%


Favorable Ratings for Senate Candidates in Colorado

 

Udall (D)

Schaffer (R)

Very Favorable

25%

18%

Somewhat Favorable

28%

29%

Somewhat Unfavorable

18%

20%

Very Unfavorable

26%

28%

Not Sure

4%

5%


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Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade.