Poll: Who Will Win The Denver Mayoral Runoff?

The endgame of the 2019 Denver municipal elections arrives next Tuesday. In addition to several runoffs in City Council races, incumbent Mayor Michael Hancock faces challenger Jamie Giellis in one of the nastiest, craziest, and sometimes downright silliest Denver mayoral showdowns in memory.

A poll follows: who will be the next Mayor of Denver? As with all of our totally unscientific pre-election reader surveys, please tell us what you actually think will happen, not simply your desired outcome. That steam is better blown off in the comments section.

Happy voting!

Who will win the Denver mayoral runoff?

16 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Davie says:

    I think Hancock fatigue has set in for Denver voters.  It'll be close, but there are just too many questions, and dissatisfaction with his administration in the last few years.

    • Voyageur says:

      The non voting lady needs two-thirds of the Calderon-tate vote.  The mayor slides in with a third of it.  I predict an even split, with the mayor winning about 57-43.  Perl squeaks by Lopez.  New wins a close one.

      • JohnInDenver says:

        I have been out of town for a vacation, intentionally avoiding news of the election (and updates on the on-going D.C. disaster). 

        Reading some of the coverage here and on a couple of other sites, I'm now convinced the disappointment with the incumbent and opposition to his policies should have been enough to deny a third term.  But it won't:  too much political experience versus virtually no political experience, too much money versus not enough; too little effort to develop ties to those who would vote on having a woman to represent the city.

        Here's hoping for a better race in 2023 (or in a special election if Hancock steps down).



  2. Democrat1207 says:

    I think the Mayor wins it due to Giellis's gaffes and her being a NIMBY. Also seem lot of people who voted for Pen or Lisa who think think Giellis is worst than Hancock and seem to be voting for the Mayor. 

    • Davie says:

      Speaking of NIMBY vote — I-302 regarding mandating a vote before any taxpayer money is spent on an Olympic bid might prompt some anti-Hancock turnout, don't you think?

      • Democrat1207 says:

        It could if people are paying attention to it but the news a few days ago said the turnout was at 6%. If it stays may show people don't want to vote. I think what you may also see is lot of people saying both choices are bad I'm not voting. 

        • Voyageur says:

          With such low turnout gotv counts.  We've now been called six times by Hancock volunteers — real people, not robocalls — and none by Giellus.  

          • Davie says:

            That's odd that you've been contacted so many times by the Hancock campaign.  You turned in your ballots already haven't you?  They should have taken you off their contact list before now.  Even with $2.7 million, they're cutting into Hancock's hookers fund devil

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Absolutely…..Hancock doesn't win but Giellis loses. To paraphrase Tallulah Bankhead, "The people will have put Hancock in his place!"

      It's times like this that I'm glad I live in Jefferson County. 

      • Voyageur says:

        R&R, after the election we'll get a team together to explain to you the Jefferson County Commissioners.  For openers, do you ever wonder what happens to people too dumb to make it on the Denver City Council?

        • RepealAndReplace says:

          Well, V., as far as I know neither Lesley Dahlkemper nor Casey Tighe has been sued for sexual harassment by any cops. Nor has either been accused of neglecting to vote in elections.


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