The News Keeps Getting Worse for Coffman

Rep. Mike Coffman (left) and challenger Jason Crow

Last week ended with bad news for Republican Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora), who learned that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Super PAC (Congressional Leadership Fund) had decided to pull out of CO-6 amid growing concern that the Crowmentum might be too much to overcome by November. In mid-September, we finally moved Democrat Jason Crow ahead of Coffman on The Big Line despite reservations about Coffman’s track record of consistently winning tough races.

New poll numbers released today mark the third public poll of 2018 showing Crow leading Coffman — which also marks the third public poll we’ve ever seen showing Coffman trailing in CO-6. As The Hill reports:

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who’s in a tough reelection race, is trailing Democratic opponent Jason Crow by 11 points, according to a new poll from a Democratic outside group.

A poll conducted by Normington Petts for the group End Citizens United, which was shared first with The Hill, found Crow leading Coffman 49 to 38 points. Thirteen percent of voters remain undecided.

While there’s been limited polling in Colorado’s 6th District, a recent public poll from The New York Times/Siena College found Crow, a former Army Ranger, similarly up by 11 points, 51 to 40 percent.

You can argue that the poll was paid for by a Democratic-aligned group, but an 11-point lead for Crow is consistent with that New York Times poll mentioned above.

Coffman has been in elected office for 30 consecutive years. That streak looks to be coming to an end in November.

8 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. unnamed says:

    It’s becoming harder and harder to deny the idea that Coffman’s 30 consecutive years in elected office won’t be coming to an end in six weeks.


    "Won't"?  Don't you mean "will" or "might"?

    • Voyageur says:

      I think you successfully navigated this sea of multiple ngation, unnamed.  It looks like Coffman's luck is running out.

      Now is the time for thinking Coloradans to realize we have two more great candidates in winnable races: karen mccormick in the east and Diane Mitsch Bush in the West.  They are fighting hard for our values against Trump toadies.  

      Let’s back their play!

      Bush faces Scott Tipton in the third and McCormick is challenging Ken Buck , mr. “Vote for me because I don’t wear high heels” in the fourth.

      Even Trump is embarrassed by the likes of Buck. As a man whose family has farmed in eastern Colorado since 1887, I’m pround to back Karen McCormick, a veterinarian who can help clean up Washington of the Trumpstink!

    • Colorado Pols says:

      You're correct, "unnamed." That sentence was brutal. We fixed it.

  2. RepealAndReplace says:

    Moderatus: "You libs got nothin'. This happens every two years. You get all excited about Coffman's challengers and then come up short. It's a big fat nothing-burger. The Coffmans – tall and short – are the two pols Dems fear the most. Bye!"


  3. Gilpin Guy says:

    I didn't realize that the shorter Coffman and been on the government dole for 30 years.  Vote the bums out.  GOTV.

  4. itlduso says:

    Jim Messina, “All polls suck.”

    Be hopeful, but not optimistic.

    Work even harder!

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