Friday, July 22, 2016
Is Darryl Glenn Headed for Historic Loss?
There have only been four U.S. Senate re-elections in Colorado since 1980, and in two of them incumbents crushed their opponents (near 30-point margins). Republican Bill Armstrong beat Nancy Dick by 29 points in the 1984 Reagan landslide and Ben Nighthorse Campbell crushed Democrat Dottie Lamm by 27 points in his 1998 re-election.
Early polls showing Republican nominee Darryl Glenn losing to one-term incumbent Michael Bennet by an average of 15 points and Bennet’s advantage of cash on hand of $6 million to Glenn’s less than $100,000 suggests a rout. Add to that, Donald Trump, who is running 8 points behind Hillary Clinton in Colorado, is unlikely to help. Glenn appears alone and in deep trouble.
Posted by Floyd Ciruli at 11:07:00 AM