September 18, 2014 – GOP Challenger Leads Udall In Colorado Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; More Than One-Third Are Voting Against Obama
Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall trails U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, his Republican challenger, 48 – 40 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Independent candidate Steve Shogan gets 8 percent.
With Shogan out of the race, Rep. Gardner leads 52 – 42 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters.In the three-way matchup, Gardner leads Udall among men 53 – 34 percent, with 9 percent for Shogan. Women go 46 percent for Udall, 43 percent for Gardner and 7 percent for Shogan.Independent voters go 42 percent for Gardner, 40 percent for Udall and 15 percent for Shogan. Republicans back Gardner over Udall 88 – 5 percent with 5 percent for Shogan. Democrats back Udall over Gardner 90 – 3 percent, with 2 percent for Shogan.Their mind is made up, 84 percent of Udall voters and 87 percent of Gardner backers say, while 63 percent of Shogan supporters say they could change their mind in the next seven weeks.”With control of the US Senate in play, the Rocky Mountain State gives a jolting shot of adrenaline to the G.O.P,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll.”For Sen. Mark Udall, the head to head numbers are bad and the character numbers are worse.”U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, for now, is in the driver’s seat in a race with National importance.”Gardner has a 47 – 37 percent favorability rating among Colorado likely voters, while Sen. Udall gets a negative 42 – 50 percent favorability. For Shogan, 86 percent don’t know enough about him to form an opinion.
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