Here’s the latest news out of Colorado:
New Colorado polling released Thursday shows that John Hickenlooper leads Sen. Cory Gardner in a theoretical Senate matchup next year by 11 percentage points and that a majority of Coloradans support the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
The Keating Research-OnSight Public Affairs-Martin Campaigns (KOM) survey released Thursday afternoon was conducted by the Democratic pollsters Oct. 10-14 and polled 500 active statewide voters who cast ballots in 2016, 2017 or 2018 or signed up to vote since last November. The poll was weighted to be in line with voter turnout demographics and the margin of error was ±4.4% and was paid for by KOM.
The poll shows that President Trump is at his lowest popularity point since he took office. Thirty-eight percent of people polled said they viewed him favorably, compared to 60% who view him unfavorably. His favorability has only been that low once in KOM polling, in March 2018; and his unfavorability was last that high in January. KOM also conducted a similar poll in June.
It also shows how Gardner, who has endorsed the president for 2020 and received an endorsement from Trump, is tied to Trump in the minds of Colorado voters.
Thirty-four percent of people polled in the latest KOM survey said they viewed Gardner favorably, compared to 45% who view him unfavorably. His favorability was lowest, and his unfavorability highest, at any point that KOM has polled that question over the past 2 ½ years.
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., who is also running for president, has a positive favorability rating. Forty-seven percent of people polled said they view him favorably, compared to 26% of people who said they think the opposite.
John Hickenlooper, the former governor who is the current frontrunner for the Democratic nomination to face Gardner next November in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, is viewed favorably by 51% of people polled and unfavorably by 35% of people polled.
The survey also asked respondents for whom they would vote in a Gardner-Hickenlooper matchup. Hickenlooper led Gardner 53% to 42%, according to the poll.
Among unaffiliated voters, Hickenlooper led Gardner 58% to 33%, and among voters in Arapahoe and Jefferson counties , Hickenlooper leads Gardner 60% to 33%, according to the poll.
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