Tancredo passes GOP nominee Maes in Colorado governor race

A new Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday shows Tancredo, the bombastic former congressman known for his anti-immigration crusades, leading GOP nominee Dan Maes for the first time, 25 percent to 21 percent.

It’s a dramatic switch from late August, when the firm’s poll showed Maes leading Tancredo 24 percent to 14 percent.

But the long-term winner is the same: the Democratic nominee, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, who earned 46 percent support. That’s up from 36 percent in late August.