Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Colorado Remains a Presidential Battleground

Governor Chris Christie and Senator Marco Rubio, who are on the list of leading Republican presidential nominees, run even with Hillary Clinton in early Colorado face-offs. Christie beats Clinton 44 percent to 41 percent and Rubio leads 46 percent to 45 percent for Clinton.

The poll also tested Vice President Biden, and he lost to both by double digits, a sign that Colorado may be swinging back Republican after two Democratic wins by Barack Obama. Without a high-profile, even if somewhat polarizing candidate like Clinton, Colorado Democrats appear in trouble in this early test.

The Quinnipiac poll cited above was from June 14, 2013. Gallup released a poll the same day and confirmed the early frontrunners for the Republican nomination are four national legislators; Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Governor Christie.

The Buzz: Ryan, Paul lead Republican pack
Gallup: Paul Ryan a favorite of Republicans
Quinnipiac: Christie, Rubio, Clinton close in 2016 Colorado race; Udall gets lukewarm reelection support for 2014

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