( – promoted by c rork)
According to Public Policy Polling:
Colorado’s freshman Senator Michael Bennet eked out a surprising less than two-point victory over Republican nominee Ken Buck last fall, but if voters headed to the polls now, they would send him back to Washington with a resounding 55-38 triumph. (JCB emphasis) Key in Bennet’s surge is a reversal with independents, from Buck’s 53-37 edge to Bennet up 57-35 now. Bennet has left a good impression with voters as he settles into his previously appointed office. Just before the election, only 39% of voters approved of his work, and 47% disapproved. When PPP last polled the state in February, he was still at only a 42-40 approval margin. Now, it is 44-36.
John Hickenlooper was elected governor in that same election by a much more comfortable 15-point margin, and with 54% approving and 24% disapproving of his performance, he is the third most popular current governor on which PPP has polled. (JCB emphasis)
Voters are closely divided on a referendum slightly raising the state income and sales tax rates in order to fund public education. 47% disapprove and 45% approve of these potential hikes. Republicans are more against it (73%) than Democrats for it (63%), but independents side 48-44 in its favor…
Other results: 51% of those polled favor marijuana legalization, and a whopping 71% favor civil unions for Colorado’s GLBT committed couples. Sorry Kevin Lundberg and “Anus Lady!”
It’s enough to make you cry. The red tide has washed away. Colorado is BLUE.
Hold me, ellbee! 🙂