Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Denver Metro Voters Solidly Democratic

Hillary Clinton carried the Denver metro area’s seven counties by 58 percent, or more than 300,000 votes. Increasingly Democratic, Denver gave her 74 percent of its massive vote, or 182,000 more over Donald Trump, which equals to more than half (57%) her metro total vote margin. Not surprising, liberal Boulder, which due to residential growth limits, represents a declining portion of the metro electorate, delivered 70 percent of its vote for Clinton.

Only Douglas County gave Trump a majority (55%). He lost the other six metro counties, including what used to be Republican anchors, then at least leaning – Arapahoe and Jefferson – no more.

The latest voter registration data shows that Republicans will have a major challenge winning, or at least closing the gap, in metro Denver. Overall, registration is giving Democrats a ten-point advantage, 36 percent to 26 percent over Republicans. Winning a significant portion of unaffiliated voters in Arapahoe, Jefferson and even Adams will be essential.

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