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Poll: Democrats sucking wind in Colorado

posted at 11:53 am on February 7, 2014 by

Vulnerable Democrats didn’t need Barack Obama’s permission to shun him through November; they were already doing so.  Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) performed rhetorical back flips to avoid answering whether he’d like the president to campaign with him in the Rocky Mountain state on CNN last week, and the “why” is not a mystery.  Ed touched on this earlier, but here are Quinnipiac’s new numbers:

- The incumbent does not top 45 percent (which is also his job approval number) support against any hypothetical Republican challenger.  He’s locked in virtual ties in the low 40′s against several.

- The president’s job approval score is 22 points underwater (37/59), and (29/67) among independents.

- Only 42 percent of Coloradans say Udall deserves to be re-elected.  A majority of respondents said a candidate’s support for Obamacare would make them less likely to vote for that person.

- Voters in the state disapprove of Obamacare generally by a (37/60) margin.  This poll was taken before the CBO released its projection that the law will cost the US economy 2.3 million full-time workers.

- By a 30-point margin (!) Coloradans said President Obama campaigning for Udall would make them less likely than more likely to back Udall.

Toxic.  Reading into 2016 presidential polling at this stage is ridiculous, but just for kicks, Hillary Clinton is either trails or is virtually tied with four potential GOP candidates in the battleground state:

Clinton  43, Christie 42
Clinton 44, Cruz 43
Clinton 43, Rand Paul 47
Clinton 43, Paul Ryan 48

Seventy-seven percent of respondents said they’d heard about Christie’s bridge controversy, with 57 percent believing it would “damage” his presidential chances.  Colorado voters split (36/42) on whether the New Jersey governor would make a good president, down from (48/29) in November.  The feeding frenzy has taken its toll, and national Democrats are trying to plunge the dagger.

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Good, I hope they are choomed, and choomed good and hard.

HumpBot Salvation on February 7, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Clinton 43, Rand Paul 47

Don’t worry, Hillary, Huckabee is on his way to save you!

Fabozz on February 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

C’mon, zer0 , don’t admit defeat. Your fellow dims are just too shy and awestruck by your greatness to ask such a magnanamous favor as a helping hand on the campaign trail. Pay some surprise visits to these hard-up guys, turn their trailing numbers into leads. You can lower the sea levels and heal the earth. Use your wondrous and limitless powers to effect change by osmosis. lulz

MisterElephant on February 7, 2014 at 12:39 PM

The Democrats racist like hatred of guns and gun owners isnt’ going to help them much either. We have a long memory and we will respond to leftists who pee on our constitution at the ballot box.

sharpshooter on February 7, 2014 at 12:40 PM

It’s not wind they’re sucking – well, maybe it is – of the “broke wind” variety – but what they’re really sucking is likely a lot of pot smoke….

Hopefully, come election day, most of the Dem voters will be too stoned to go vote….

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 12:41 PM

So Colorado had to help reelect Obama AGAIN to realize they didn’t like him? Thanks, that was extremely helpful in 2012.

Xanatos90 on February 7, 2014 at 1:09 PM

I love a good backlash …

Whitey Ford on February 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM

So Colorado had to help reelect Obama AGAIN to realize they didn’t like him? Thanks, that was extremely helpful in 2012.

Xanatos90 on February 7, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Bingo!

Whitey Ford on February 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM

So Colorado had to help reelect Obama AGAIN to realize they didn’t like him? Thanks, that was extremely helpful in 2012.

Xanatos90 on February 7, 2014 at 1:09 PM

We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.

GOPRanknFile on February 7, 2014 at 2:15 PM

So Colorado had to help reelect Obama AGAIN to realize they didn’t like him? Thanks, that was extremely helpful in 2012.

Xanatos90 on February 7, 2014 at 1:09 PM

My home state has been the somnolent victim of a planned attempt to turn a red state blue. It has taken 10 yrs., but has been fairly successful. Pretty solidly purple now owing to the strong blue influence along the metro front range.

However, the CO legislature made a mistake last year, passing various pointless gun laws. This awoke quite a few conservatives. We recalled 2 legislators, and another resigned rather than give the seat to a Republican in an election.

I pray we are waking up.

phineas on February 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Never thought pot would make people come to their senses – a conservative cannabis strain?

Realistically, they might’ve figured out that ZeroCare mandate money cuts into their dope budget.

StubbornGreenBurros on February 7, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Please, oh please, Obama, campaign with these guys to “help” them…

I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Turtle317 on February 7, 2014 at 2:22 PM

So Colorado had to help reelect Obama AGAIN to realize they didn’t like him? Thanks, that was extremely helpful in 2012.
Xanatos90 on February 7, 2014 at 1:09 PM</blockquote

I was a little dubious about open enrollment, but I think you'll fit in here juuuust fine!

Maddie on February 7, 2014 at 2:44 PM

So Colorado had to help reelect Obama AGAIN to realize they didn’t like him? Thanks, that was extremely helpful in 2012.

Xanatos90 on February 7, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Yeah, the liberals who have moved in here aren’t any smarter at high altitude than at sea level…who’d a thunk it…

ledbylight on February 7, 2014 at 2:54 PM

I pray we are waking up.

phineas on February 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM

My sister lives in Denver. I remember back in the 80′s my brother in law was always bitching about all the people from Texas that were moving in…

LOL…..

BigWyo on February 7, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Yes, Colorado has turned away from Democrats in the past year, no doubt about it.

I think the GOP has a shot here in 2016, unless they nominate a progressive statist like Chris Christie.

Norwegian on February 7, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Maybe they’ve had a moment of clarity in their THC-induced fog.

crrr6 on February 7, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Maybe they’ve had a moment of clarity in their THC-induced fog.

crrr6 on February 7, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Well, hey, maybe it actually does open your mind…..

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Poll: Democrats sucking wind in Colorado

Let’s hope that the Democrat voters will be busy getting too stoned and mellowed out to bother voting on election day and we can get some good Conservatives elected.

RJL on February 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Those gun-control bills were sure great ideas….
why don’t they pass a few more?

Another Drew on February 7, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Looks like Hills is vulnerable against everyone. Not encouraging for her.

will77jeff on February 7, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Looks like Hills is vulnerable against everyone. Not encouraging for her.

will77jeff on February 7, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Hilldebeast isn’t even going to be the nominee. She’s a horrible campaigner, quick to anger, has a awful record as SOS, and has less charisma than a dead rotten fish.

Besides, George Soros (who owns Obama AND the Democrat Party) passed on her once. He WILL do so again.

ConstantineXI on February 7, 2014 at 8:33 PM

As annoying as the Texans are, they are not the reason Colorado turned purple. Colorado has been Californicated, but the arrogance of the Dems that stole the election has awakened the sleeping beast.

CCCmab on February 7, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Hilldebeast isn’t even going to be the nominee. She’s a horrible campaigner, quick to anger, has a awful record as SOS, and has less charisma than a dead rotten fish.

Besides, George Soros (who owns Obama AND the Democrat Party) passed on her once. He WILL do so again.

ConstantineXI on February 7, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Correctamundo

bettycooper on February 7, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Democrats sucking wind in Colorado

…that’s … not all they’re sucking!

KOOLAID2 on February 8, 2014 at 1:39 AM

Constantine XL:

Please ask all the Hildebeast supporters:

Other than enabling her sexual predator husband, tell us what Shrillary has EVER accomplished.”

conservative hispanic on February 8, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Hilldebeast isn’t even going to be the nominee.

I would not be surprised but am not sure.

She’s a horrible campaigner, quick to anger, has a awful record as SOS, and has less charisma than a dead rotten fish.

ConstantineXI on February 7, 2014 at 8:33 PM

So true. I don’t get the fascination by some on the left.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 8, 2014 at 8:08 AM

KOOLAID2:

Pray they’re all so stoned on Election Day they don’t show up. Operation CHAOS II seems to be in order. Convince them not to vote since it’s in the bag, tell them to vote Wednesday, give them the wrong hours/locations of precincts, etc. Anything and everything to suppress the vote of imbeciles.

conservative hispanic on February 8, 2014 at 8:09 AM

The real irony here is that Colorado is the ONLY state west of the Mississippi for which the average premium decreased due to obamacare. So on the whole people here are paying less for health insurance (deductibles notwithstanding) and are still ready to throw the responsible Dems out of office. At least we can hope so…

Make it stop on February 8, 2014 at 12:27 PM

You forgot to say that the “premium decrease due to obamacare” is because the tax credits were higher for people in rural areas and that the rural areas don’t have docs and/or hospitals (so they don’t really have healthcare anyhow).

Let’s see. Who’s paying to provide those tax credits? Yep. You, me, and Ed. Hopefully, I’m not the only one in Colorado who can see that through the YesWeCannabis haze.

Throw out Denver and Boulder and Udall’s approval rating is zero.

NoPain on February 8, 2014 at 1:51 PM

It’s nearly impossible to defeat an incumbent. The media will be parsing every word uttered by the Republican nominee and they will declare them racist and sexist at the drop of a hat.

edrebber on February 8, 2014 at 2:05 PM