Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fox News Poll: Hickenlooper 44% - Tancredo 34% - Maes 15%

A new Fox News battleground state poll shows GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes voter support is tanking.

Candidate Dan Maes, a Tea Party backed candidate who grabbed the nomination following a plagiarism scandal that sank the hopes of the GOP frontrunner, garnered just 15 percent of the vote in the three way contest with Democrat John Hickenlooper and former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo, running on the American Constitution Party line.

Hickenlooper took 44 percent of the vote and Tancredo garnered 34 percent. Without Tancredo in the race, Maes would still trail Hickenlooper by 14 points. Maes, who has been dogged by financial problems and claims he fabricated parts of his resume, has defied repeated Republican calls to drop out of the race.

While respondents generally favored the Tea Party movement -- 46 percent in support and 36 percent in opposition -- strong support and strong opposition was almost evenly split, 26 percent to 28 percent.

The Fox News Colorado survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted September 25, 2010 by Pulse Opinion Research.  - More -

1 comment:

  1. As Tancredo surges to within striking distance of Hickenlooper, the governor's race may live up to its reputation as the mid-term election bellweather for voter turnout statewide. If Tancredo closes the gap over the next four weeks, all bets are off for the U.S. Senate and House District races, and for other statewide races, since the Democratic turnout will swell.