Poll: Obama leads McCain 49 to 44 percent in Colorado | AspenTimes.com

Poll: Obama leads McCain 49 to 44 percent in Colorado

The Associated PressAspen, CO Colorado

DENVER A poll released Sunday shows Democrat Barack Obama leading John McCain by five percentage points in Colorado.The poll performed for The Denver Post shows Obama with 49 percent support among voters compared with 44 for McCain. Three percent picked another candidate and 4 percent said they were undecided.The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.The majority of unaffiliated voters polled said they backed Obama over McCain 57 percent to 32 percent. Unaffiliated voters account for about a third of the voters in Colorado, which has voted for a Democratic presidential candidate only once in 40 years.The poll shows that independents are also helping Democrat Mark Udall in the race against Republican Bob Schaffer for an open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Wayne Allard, a Republican.However, the poll found that Udall was only leading Schaffer 47 percent to 43 percent, a point less than a Post poll a month ago and a tighter margin than other recent polls.An Associated Press-GfK poll released Wednesday showed Udall leading Schaffer 48 to 36 percent.Three percent of voters said they supported Green Party candidate Bob Kinsey while 7 percent said they were undecided.The poll also found that five out of six ballot proposals voters were asked about appeared headed for defeat. Measures with less than 40 percent support were Amendment 47, the “right to work” measure, and Amendment 48, which defines a person to “include any human being from the moment of fertilization.”Pollsters found more than 40 percent support only for one measure Amendment 59. It would eliminate surplus refunds under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights to provide more funding for schools. It was supported by 41 percent of those polled and opposed by 38 percent. Twenty-one percent said they were undecided.The telephone poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. A group of 625 voters and an additional 200 unaffiliated voters were interviewed.


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