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**Update: Race Moved to ‘Toss-Up’; Rasmussen Shocker in CO GOV: Hickenlooper by Four Over Tancredo, 42 to 38

**Update–Hickenlooper 42, Tancredo 38, Maes 12, Not sure 6, Some other candidate 2

Is independent Tom Tancredo now becoming the de facto Republican candidate for governor of Colorado? He’s now moved to within four points of Democrat John Hickenlooper to turn the race into a toss-up.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Colorado finds Hickenlooper with 42% support, while Tancredo, the candidate of the American Constitution Party, earns 38% of the vote. Support for Republican Dan Maes continues to fall and now stands at 12%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

Less than two weeks ago, Tancredo earned 35% of the vote to Hickenlooper’s 43% and Maes’ 16%. That shifted the race from Solid Democrat to Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. Now the race moves to a Toss-Up.

Currently behind a paywall at Rasmussen, but RealClearPolitics.com reports a new gubernatorial poll showing John Hickenlooper with the slimmest of leads, 42 to 38, over Tom Tancredo.

Dan Maes trails with just 12 percent.


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