Scott Tipton’s campaign released a commissioned poll that puts the Western Slope Republican ahead of Democratic Rep. John Salazar in a rematch of their 2006 battle, which Salazar won handily:
The Tipton for Congress campaign today released results of a telephone survey that demonstrates Republican businessman Scott Tipton leads Democrat Congressman John Salazar 49% to 43% in the 3rd Congressional District race.
The survey, conducted August 17th, also showed 46% of respondents have an unfavorable opinion about Congressman Salazar and 46% disapprove of the job Salazar is doing in Congress. […]
The poll by Magellan Strategies surveyed 973 likely general election voters in the 3rd Congressional district. The survey’s margin of error of 3.14%.
Salazar has recently been the subject of scrutiny from legislation over a proposed land deal that involves his largest donor.
Yesterday, NRO Campaign Spot’s Jim Geraghty listed Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District as a 50-50 pickup probability. The Cook Political Report lists Salazar’s seat as “leans Democratic” in a R+5 PVI district. Real Clear Politics also lists the race as leaning Democratic.