Republicans Ahead by 36,000 Colorado Votes: 1,305,000 Mailed Back Thursday
Two-thirds of the expected mail-in vote arrived at county clerk offices on Thursday, Nov. 1. The expected total vote is about 2,700,000, and mail-in voting should be 70 percent of the total.
The county-level returns indicate a close election. Toss-up counties are producing narrow wins for Republicans.
Three counties are providing the parties the highest percentage of partisan advantage in returns. Boulder Democrats’ advantage over Republicans is now 28 percent of the county total and Denver Democrats are 38 percent. Douglas is the top achiever for Republicans with 31 percent Republican returns mailed than Democrats.
Floyd Ciruli founded Ciruli Associates, a research and consulting firm specializing in public policy and research, in 1985.
Mr. Ciruli holds a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree cum laude in political science from UCLA. He is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), and is the past-president of the Pacific Chapter of AAPOR (PAPOR). Mr. Ciruli is the Director of the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He is an adjunct professor teaching public opinion and foreign policy. Mr. Ciruli is a board member of the Social Science Foundation of the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies and past-president of the Georgetown Law Alumni Board.
Mr. Ciruli is widely known to Colorado audiences as a pollster and political analyst for 9-KUSA TV, KOA Radio and The Denver Post. Most recently, he has appeared on Fox News with Neil Cavuto. In September 2016, Mr. Ciruli was inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame. He hosts the state’s leading blog for politics and trends at www.fciruli.blogspot.com.