Bennet Leads Buck in Latest Poll

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A PPP poll out today shows Michael Bennet taking a 1 point lead over Ken Buck 46-45.

While independents are not too fond of either candidate, Bennet has taken a 10 point lead among.

A closer look at moderate voters shows a lot of trouble for Buck. They see him negatively by greater than a 2:1 margin, 27/57. They’re not real high on Bennet, giving him only a +7 approval rating at 43/36. But when it comes to the horse race they give Bennet a 24 point lead despite their tepid feelings toward him personally because of their greater animosity toward Buck.

Here is a link to the poll:


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  1. Voyageur says:

    Did the same gig last week, same time, same day.  What a difference — we had about five times as many volunteers, a cacophony of sound and even the voters seemed responsive to our message.  I think the polls showing Bennet trailing woke up the sleeping giant thast is the Colorado Democratic party.  So far, Buck has led among most likely voters, Bennet among all voters.  A good GOTV can put Bennet over the top and keep Buck wearing his high heels at the Weld County Crossdresser Festival.

    • Libertad says:

      Just how did you defend Bennet’s record? What is the messaging that hits home on bailouts, Obamacare, regulatory overreach, cash for clunkers, $13B in debt with nothing to show for it … ?

      • SSG_Dan says:

        .I support Sen Bennet for his principled stand on Veterans issues:

        Troops to Teachers:  

        Michael is working with Senator McCain to update the Troops to Teachers program and to expand the number of schools eligible to participate in the program by 49 percent nationally, opening up 1,150 schools in Colorado to the program.

        Updating the Transition Assistance Program:  

        All servicemembers leaving the military are supposed to participate in the Transition Assistance Program.  Michael is leading the way to improve the program by requiring that: (1) all servicemembers attend and all National Guard and Reserve members have the option to do so;  (2) employment training in the program be targeted so that exiting servicemembers get training that is relevant to their qualifications and previous experience; (3) educational programs and benefits-like the new tuition coverage offered in the Post-9/11 GI Bill – are emphasized; (4) veterans leave the program with a clear understanding about their health care benefits; and (5) the program includes dedicated computer training for the transition help that is available on the web.

        Career Development for Wounded Warriors:  

        Currently, the Army is running a pilot program that offers a specialized career program to severely wounded warriors.  The program includes intensive, personalized, long-term career counseling and mentoring for wounded veterans.  Michael would extend the program for five years, expand the program to nine additional sites, and establish a process for DOD and the VA to continue this care going forward.  This expansion would likely serve over 1,200 wounded warriors.

        National Guard Education Equality Act:  

        Currently, certain National Guard members serving in domestic operations don’t get the same credit toward Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits as active-duty servicemembers.   Michael has been fighting to expand the Post-9/11 GI Bill to cover these National Guard members.

        Service Member Student Loan Relief Act:  

        Currently, servicemembers who took out student loans before 2008 still pay interest on those loans while they are fighting overseas.  Michael is working on bipartisan legislation to ensure that – in all cases – servicemembers are not accruing interest on their student loans when they are deployed.  

        Getting Medical Treatment to Match Their Service

        Completing Fitzsimmons:  

        Michael will fight to secure an additional $450 million for the new Fitzsimmons Veterans hospital in 2011, and continue to support this vital facility.

        Regular Mental Health Screenings:

        Michael supports requiring that all servicemembers receive a face to face mental health screening before they deploy to combat, after they return home, and every six months for the next two years.  

        Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Training for Company Grade Officers:  

        Michael supports integrating comprehensive mental health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) training into existing military structures by requiring junior officers in the Armed Forces to enhance their recognition and response to combat stress, PTSD, and TBI.

        Extending Health Care Benefits for Dependents of Veterans:  

        The Department of Defense (DOD) administers health care services through a program known as TRICARE to over 9 million eligible beneficiaries.  Michael supports Mark Udall’s legislation to enable the dependent children of active duty service members and military retirees to remain covered by their parents’ TRICARE benefits until age 26.

        Making Sure Disabled Veterans get Full Retirement Benefits:

        Eliminating a Restriction on Receiving Disability and Retirement Pay:  

        Until 2004, the law required that military retired pay be reduced by the amount of any VA disability compensation received.  Current law provides the equivalent to full retirement benefits for some disabled veterans but not all. Michael supports allowing the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability.

        What’s Buck got? His son is at West Point?

      • Voyageur says:

        We start with the Bush recession, the Bush bailout of the Banks, the Bush wars in Iraq, the Bush deficits, and we half the way to fixing them all in just 18 months.  Pretty good, I’d say.  Incidentally, I talked to several Republican women who are voting for Bennet.  It seems they disagree with Buck’s demand that rape victims be required to carry their rapists babies to term.  How’s that rapist’s rights thing working otu for you, Libby?

        • Libertad says:

          After the Democrats rammed it though the state assmebly.

          Last week Colorado State Senator Joyce Foster introduced a last minute bill, without public debate, that would fundamentally re-shape the manner in which mandatory sex offender therapy is conducted. The bill has sent shock waves through the law enforcement and therapy communities because it would allow the sex offender to choose their own program and therapy provider. Senator Foster claimed initially that she had heard a complaint from a friend of her family about the therapy he was receiving, particularly the widely accepted notion that there is no known cure for pedophilia and other repetitive sexual crimes. Senator Foster didn’t reveal that it was in fact a family member she was apparently introducing the bill for.

          • Voyageur says:

            While Ken Buck, the Rapist’s best friend in Washington, is.

            • Libertad says:

              I still shocked that Bennet can’t pull 50% of the Latino vote, but then again he’s petered out at 43% of the polls, so it all follows as it should in the polling of the human race.

              I’ll agree the Democrat surge is on, the race with tighten.

              Even if Democrats know how bad things are, there’s a tactical reason to pretend a rally is on. It’s a conjuring trick. It might actually energize everyone to rally for the team. That’s why various partisan columnists, strategists, and hope-mongers have heralded President Obama’s return to the campaign mode every week for the last several months.


              A pat on the arm for making the needed votes that raised taxes and killed jobs

              • RedGreen says:

                Lib, you should stop pointing out that humans are a different life form than you and your kind. The Mothership is on its way, soon you will see the cerulean skies of your home planet.

          • Ray Springfield says:

            Her relative didn’t rape anyone and isn’t a pedophile.

            It’s just a cheap shot.

            No surprise. Consider the source.

            Buck on the other hand has been quite vocal about making incest victims and raped women being forced to carry to term.

            He’s also quite good at seizing American citizens tax returns illegally.

    • nancycronk says:

      Bennet’s a good guy.

      • marilou says:

        How do you defend Mikey Bennet’s record? What is the message that hits home on bailouts, Obamacare, regulatory overreach, cash for clunkers, $13B in debt with nothing to show for it … ?

        • MADCO says:

          – bailouts that saved the banks, TARP and FNMA & FHLMC were in 08, during the Bush admin and Bennet wasn’t in the Senate yet

          – Healthcare reform saves us billions, extends the actuarial solvency of medicare for 10 years, gives kids coverage through parents, guarantees no on will be denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions, prohibits insurance companies from canceling coverage  when clients they get sick and it’s all phased in

          – The regulatory shift only begins to make up for the regulatory laxity if the prior years

          – cash for clunkers worked

          – and I think you mean 13T in debt, 12T of which Obama inherited from Bush.

  2. SSG_Dan says:

    Buckpedalers, the last media blitz is going to be all about your candidates’ inability to deal with Vets issues.

    “Privatize the VA” is going to be the final message everyone associates with this lying con man.  

  3. ClubTwitty says:

    Shouldn’t he be here by now, claiming an unfair bias, then spending the next 9 hours posting several dozen mindless comments about how much he hates this unfair site but has to be here for the good of the cause?

    Where is H-Man, Cola Man, Tadpole, and the Basement Warrior?

  4. CastleMan says:

    in reasonable numbers, Bennet wins this race. Buck’s record is just too far out of the mainstream.

  5. RealJessJohnson says:

    Don’t get too excited libs.  This is one poll and every other poll has Buck leading by 5% or more. The last Rasmussen done on 10/3 has Buck at +5%.  This is most likely a fluke.  Call me out though if this becomes a trend.

  6. RealJessJohnson says:

    Take a look at RealClearPolitics:


    Every pollster has always had Buck in the lead except… wait for it.. PPP who has always had Bennet in the lead. Okay, well except for one poll from POS but who are they?

  7. DaftPunk says:

    but it’s relevant:

    What’s most interesting is the poll oversamples McCain voters.

    Q6 Who did you vote for President in 2008?

    John McCain   48%

    Barack Obama  48%

    Someone else/Don’t remember 4%

    How will the soul-less whores Buck shills spin that?

    • sxp151 says:

      but since they’re all so disappointed in the lack of a public option that they’re now Tea Partiers, this means Buck has even more of a lead than Rasmussen is claiming.

      How’d I do?

    • ohwilleke says:

      I would bet my car on the odds that McCain supporters are more likely to vote again in 2010 than Obama supporters.  Democratic voter turnout lags more than Republican voter turnout in off year elections where Democrats aren’t Dixiecrats.

      Does it oversample McCain supporters too much?  Hell if I know.  Nobody really knows for sure.  But, it should oversample McCain supporters or its likely voter model is out of whack.

  8. 20th Maine says:

    Here’s more evidence to back up the majority of posters here that Dems will hold their own, be competitive, maintain their current numbers, etc?


    I’m shocked this didn’t get posted or promoted like the Bennet numbers.

  9. laxplayer242 says:

    Democrat-friendly PPP only poll of last 9 to show Bennett ahead…


  10. bjwilson83 says:

    Conveniently forgot about that one, did you? Also, you forgot that the PPP poll has consistently underpolled Buck but shown up pick up support quickly. Let me help you out:

  11. colawman says:

    I notice no one is mentioning the PPP trend. PPP long the outlier in the Colorado Senate race has closed their gap to +1 for Bennet.  This could be brought about by the “30 day out” mark in which each pollster is judged on their accuracy. Good thing PPP decided to move a little closer to what the rest of the pollsters are seeing in this race. It should allow them to maintain a respectable ranking after the race.  

  12. marilou says:

    are smokin’ something if you believe this.

  13. Ray Springfield says:

    However,it’s good to see some positive news for Michael.

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