Lead Change in Colorado

Quinnipiac is out with a new poll in Colordao that finds challenger Bob Beauprez (R) leading Governor John Hickenlooper (D) in the race for governor, 45% to 40%.

“Men are going Republican in a big way in the Colorado governor’s race, giving former U. S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, the Republican challenger a 45 – 40 percent likely voter lead over Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic incumbent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Matthew Hess has 4 percent, with 2 percent for Green Party candidate Harry Hempy. Another 9 percent are undecided.

This compares to an October 23 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University showing 45 percent for Gov. Hickenlooper and 44 percent for Beauprez.

With Hess out of the race, Beauprez leads 46 – 41 percent, with 3 percent for Hempy. With Hempy out, Beauprez leads 45 – 40 percent, with 5 percent for Hess.

Men back Beauprez 54 – 33 percent, compared to 49 – 41 percent last week. This overwhelms Hickenlooper’s 47 – 37 percent lead among women.

Independent voters are split 38 – 38 percent. Democrats go to the governor 87 – 3 percent, while Republicans back Beauprez 89 – 6 percent.”