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Perhaps the Buck Doesn’t Stop in Colorado, but Goes All the Way to
the Senate


The ground seems to be shifting in Colorado:

Ken Buck holds a large lead over Republican primary opponent Jane Norton in the race for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat, a Denver Post/9News poll shows. Buck, the Weld County prosecutor buoyed by outside TV buys and Tea Party sentiment, leads former Lt. Gov. Norton 53 percent to 37 percent among likely Republican primary voters, according to poll results. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet appears to be riding rich TV spending and incumbent media attention, staying well ahead of former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff’s insurgent campaign. Bennet beats Romanoff 53 percent to 36 percent among likely voters. The primaries are Aug. 10. 

The poll also finds that:

either Democrat has an uphill fight in a state where sentiment has turned strongly against the Obama administration. Both Bennet and Romanoff would lose to either Buck or Norton, according to the poll, though some of the results are within the margin of error. Between the current front-runners, Buck would take 46 percent of the general vote in November, and Bennet 43 percent. (The margin of error on that question was plus or minus 2.5 percentage points for both candidates.)

Tags: Andrew Romanoff , Jane Norton , Ken Buck , Michael Bennet


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