RealClearPolitics.com is reporting from the Survey USA poll:
SurveyUSA conducted the poll for 9News/Denver Post and found Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper leading Republicans Scott McInnis by 5 points and Dan Maes by 9 points when Tancredo was not included. With Tancredo inserted to make it a three-way race, Hickenlooper takes 44% to 26% for Tancredo and 25% for McInnis; against Maes, Hickenlooper leads with 46%, with Maes and Tancredo taking 24% apiece.
In the Gubernatorial race (or Gubinatorial for Tancrediacs) voters get to choose between a successful businessman and popular mayor, an egotistical xenophobe, or from one of two flavors of cheaters.
Hick–according to the poll–skates to victory even if the Tanc hits a trap or busts a tread along the way.
Meanwhile, Maes has pulled ahead of McInnis in the Primary (within the MOE), according to The State Column:
Of the 588 likely and actual Republican primary voters surveyed in the poll, 43 percent said they plan on supporting Dan Maes, while only 39 percent say they favor of Mr. McInnis.
Surprisingly, 18 percent say they remain undecided. Colorado’s primary election is now less than two weeks away.
In June, a similar poll showed Mr. McInnis with a thumping Mr. Maes with a 57 to 29 percentage lead.
As I have noted before, even in a ‘Republican year’ Democrats have the fortune of running against actual people, not ‘generic’ Republicans. And as I have also noted, the Tea Party fervor might well peak in just over a week–as GOP voters send Dan on to the General and certain defeat.