Indecision Grips Colorado Democratic Primary Voters

Here’s the latest data for returned ballots in the swiftly upcoming March 3rd presidential primary from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold:

With a week remaining in our state’s mail ballot primary, Republicans are well ahead of Democrats and unaffiliated voters. In one respect that isn’t unusual, since Republicans almost always see an initial surge in mail ballot returns with Democrats coming in later. The GOP “primary” is of course not expected to be competitive, though if the non-Trump choices gain any traction at all in this “Never Trump” state it’s still a major story. But in this year’s Democratic primary, there’s another factor likely at work here: widespread indecision over which Democratic candidate voters should support.

Given that our readers are generally politically active enough to know what they want, we’re curious: how many readers with Democratic ballots are undecided on who to support this year, and how many friends and family members are taking their time as well? Although frontrunner Bernie Sanders is widely expected to do well in Colorado next Tuesday, late-breaking twists and the as-yet unknown impact of unaffiliated voters on the race leave plenty of room for doubt. It’s therefore not surprising at all to see Colorado voters playing a wait-and-see game right up to the last minute.

If you’ve still got your ballot, expect a lot of phone calls in the next week.

12 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. gertie97 says:

    I never vote until election day. You can't predict what might happen between now and then.

  2. RepealAndReplace says:

    I'm voting on Monday. I'm waiting to see who is still in the race after South Carolina.

  3. JohnInDenver says:

    I've got my ballot still — figured I'd wait and follow tonight's debate to see if either of the two I'm considering manages to inspire or antagonize me.  Ballots will get dropped off tomorrow.

  4. davebarnes says:

    We voted for Amy.
    We always vote the day our ballot arrives.

    We will be in Milano on March 3rd. Eating great food. Wondering why the museums are closed. Drinking espresso and wondering why 60% of the population has not dropped dead as it did with the Black Death.

  5. bullshit! says:

    Two for Warren from my house. Easy call.

  6. joejoe says:

    Again, two for Warren, both from me and my husband (we decided separately without telling each other until we'd voted).  She is the "happy medium" who's very smart, measured, confident, smiles, and I think is trying to "go big", so that what she can actually get done will still be better than what we have now. 

    Bernie needs to smile more (though it's right to be angry about how things have changed over the last 50 years).  Joe is Mr. Old Ideas, un-energetic.  Amy's doing well for Minnesota and should stay with that.  Pete is great but perhaps needs some years in Congress.  Michael is just wrong to run for Pres; he should spend all of that $$ on helping flip the Senate (DUH!).  Four Senate flips are as important as Pres. race!

    But of course we will vote for the nominee.

    • Voyageur says:

      Nnothin' easy about it for me.  will wait until after sc to see whose standing.  

      If warren looks viable, she's my choice.  I love amy but she has no idea what a campaign is about.

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