Despite raising relatively little money, Democrat Joe Miklosi appears to be within striking distance of his well-funded GOP opponent, Congressman Mike Coffman, according to a poll from a Democratic group.
Democracy For America, a liberal political action committee based in Vermont and founded by the state’s former Gov. Howard Dean, released a poll Thursday showing Coffman ahead of Miklosi 40-36 percent…
They were also asked about GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s proposed changes to the Medicare system; and only 16 percent of respondents said they supported “turning Medicare into a voucher program.”
Here’s Democracy for America’s poll memo.
These are obviously friendly numbers for Democratic challenger Joe Miklosi, as DFA is a supporting organization–so many observers will be inclined to pad incumbent Mike Coffman’s lead in this poll by a few points to account for “house effect.” That said, any poll showing Miklosi within striking distance of Coffman is going to be optimistically received by Democrats, and in the absence of other information, Miklosi’s campaign is sure to (and should) trumpet these results as evidence–that if Democratic wallets open up, and stay open, maybe he’s got a chance.