Last week the Colorado-based, Republican-leaning polling outfit Magellan Strategies released the first public numbers in the Democratic gubernatorial Primary that we’d seen in several months. According to Magellan’s numbers from a survey taken May 30-31, 2018, Rep. Jared Polis led closest challenger Cary Kennedy by 13 points among likely voters, with both Mike Johnston and Donna Lynne failing to even reach double digits.
Today Magellan released numbers in the Republican gubernatorial Primary. If these figures are accurate, Walker Stapleton leads the rest of the GOP field by — you guessed it — 13 points! From Magellan:
Treasurer Walker Stapleton currently leads the Republican primary field for Governor with a 13-point lead and 36% support. His closest challenger is businessman Victor Mitchell with 23% support. Former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez has 10% support, Doug Robinson has 4% and 27% of likely Republican primary voters are undecided. Among male voters, Walker Stapleton holds a commanding 23-point lead over Victor Mitchell. Among female voters the election is much tighter and within the survey margin of error. Among seniors aged 65 and older, the most dominant and important Republican primary voter sub-group, Walker Stapleton leads Victor Mitchell by 24 points, 47% to 23% respectively.
Victor Mitchell appears to be the only Republican candidate within shouting distance of Stapleton, while Greg Lopez (10%) and Mitt Romney’s Nephew (4%) are likely out of the picture altogether. Lopez can at least console himself with a weekend straw poll victory.