Magellan Strategies’ new poll in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District shows Republican candidate Ryan Frazier with a narrow 1 point lead, 40-39, over Rep. Ed Perlmutter.
Jim Geraghty at the Campaign Spot sees the Frazier/Perlmutter battle as a potential election night surprise.
The Magellan poll’s respondents feel that the country is headed in the “wrong direction” by a 65 to 35 percent margin. In a generic head-to-head matchup, the Republican leads the Democratic candidate, 45 to 39 percent, with 16 percent undecided. Fifty one percent feel that jobs and the economy are the most pressing issue, and an additional 14 percent are concerned about controlling government spending.
**Update–Tyler Houlton, spokesman for Frazier, sent this response to BATTLE ‘10:
“Clearly, our message of fiscal responsibility and job creation is resonating in the 7th Congressional District. This poll validates what we’ve already heard on the ground. People are fed up with the Pelosi-Perlmutter agenda and want common sense solutions to our economic crisis.”