Yesterday, the news broke that Scott Walker had pulled way ahead in the Wisconsin gubernatorial race, as either independents broke for the Republican or Wisconsin simply gave up on believing Mary Burke was ever a viable candidate, given that even her family tried to oust her from a position of leadership in their own company. Today, comes news that upstart Republican Cory Gardner may finally break the back of The Blueprint – the plan by high-level Democratic donors to turn Colorado blue and keep it that way – as he pulls seven points ahead of Sen. Mark Udall in the latest Quinnipiac poll.
The clock is ticking on Democratic incumbent Mark Udall as another poll shows him behind Republican challenger Cory Gardner in Colorado’s important U.S. Senate race.
A Quinnipiac University poll gives Gardner 46 percent to Udall’s 39 percent among likely voters, a slight improvement for the Republican from a week ago when he led by five points.
Independent candidate Steve Shogun gets 7 percent and another 7 percent are undecided, the survey found. The margin of error is 3.4 percent.
The Denver Post goes on to claim that Gardner’s commanding lead is mostly among men, which he wins by 21 points. But it doesn’t really seem to acknowledge that, while Udall made his campaign almost entirely about how Cory Gardner was going to personally confiscate everyone’s birth control pills and put Colorado’s condom distributors out of business, extending the trite “War on Women” to state-level politics, Udall is only 6 points ahead with Colorado’s ladies, which isn’t nearly enough to keep him in contention. And even where they’re voting for him, they don’t like him that much. Among women, the poll finds Udall has a 49% approval rating. Seems the women of Colorado might have more on their mind than their ladyparts.