Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bennet Begins Term as Blank Slate

The latest Public Policy Polling (Democratic associated) poll shows the Democratic senate candidate on a generic question with a narrow three-point advantage going into the 2010 election (see PPP poll).

Not surprising, half the state’s voters (45%) are not familiar with newly appointed Michael Bennet. Recognizing his lack of name identification and having a desire to be identified as a Democratic moderate, Bennet instantly joined the Senate members who negotiated a compromise on the stimulus bill.

The poll shows Bennet ahead of several Republican candidates expressing some interest in running (McInnis, Tancredo) and one who has dropped out (Suthers). Former Governor Bill Owens beats Bennet by three points. But, Owens has not shown an interest in entering the race.

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