Monday, October 04, 2010
The Colorado governor’s race is increasingly looking like a contest between Democrat John Hickenlooper and independent Tom Tancredo.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Colorado voters shows Hickenlopper still ahead with 43% support, but Tancredo now earns 35% of the vote, his best showing so far. Republican candidate Dan Maes trails with 16%. One percent (1%) like another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
This race now moves from Solid Democrat to Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
Tancredo, a former GOP congressman, entered the race as a candidate of the American Constitution Party after Maes won the state Republican Primary. He argued that Maes, who has been abandoned by many of the state’s high-level Republicans, could not win the general election, but many saw Tancredo’s entry as guaranteeing a win by Hickenlooper.
Last month, Tancredo moved past Maes to claim second place with 25% of the vote to Hickenlooper’s 46%. Maes picked up 21% at that time.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Colorado was conducted on October 3, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Additional data from this survey will be released at www.rasmussenreports.com/Colorado.
Rasmussen Reports will release new numbers from the state’s U.S. Senate race tomorrow.
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