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« on: August 12, 2011, 02:37:13 pm »
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"John Hickenlooper...is the third most popular current governor on which PPP has polled."

Do you approve of John Hickenlooper's performance as Governor?
Yes- 54%
No- 24%

Do you approve of Senator Michael Bennet's performance?
Yes- 44%
No- 36%

Do you approve of Senator Mark Udall's performance?
Yes- 45%
No- 34%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Ken Buck?
Favorable- 25%
Unfavorable- 46%

2010 Senate Rematch:
Bennet (D)- 55%
Buck (R)- 38%

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_CO_0811925.pdf

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 04:13:46 pm »
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Whoa what a poll.  Those Bennett v. Buck numbers show how the negative tea party numbers can really negatively impact their candidates now.  Bennett only won by a small margin in 2010 and now its much higher
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 04:33:08 pm »
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I'm really surprised Udall's numbers aren't higher. Anyone know why? He's not a flaming Boulder liberal.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 06:54:12 pm »
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I'm really surprised Udall's numbers aren't higher. Anyone know why? He's not a flaming Boulder liberal.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 08:26:54 pm »
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Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but what has Ken Buck been doing to make himself so unpopular? I mean, I know he was never particularly loved, but I thought he basically disappeared from the scene after losing the Senate race. How do so many people care about him enough to have a negative opinion?
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 11:05:45 pm »
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Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but what has Ken Buck been doing to make himself so unpopular? I mean, I know he was never particularly loved, but I thought he basically disappeared from the scene after losing the Senate race. How do so many people care about him enough to have a negative opinion?

I'm not sure, but on election day, Buck wasn't horribly unpopular; he only had a 44/48 favorable rating.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 02:31:22 am »
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For some reason, PPP has chosen to drastically oversample Democrats and undersample  Republicans and Other (Independents and minor parties) in Colorado.  Here is a comparison between the latest voter registration numbers (http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/VoterRegNumbers/2011/July/VotersByPartyStatus.pdf)  and PPPs numbers:

Party                    PPP          Registration
Democrat             41 %               33 %
Republican           33                   38
Others                 26                   29
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 03:56:33 pm »
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Wait, how did the GOP regain so much ground, I thought they were down to a 1 pt lead in registration?
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 03:59:04 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011, 04:01:40 pm »
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Wait, how did the GOP regain so much ground, I thought they were down to a 1 pt lead in registration?

The table in the link that CARLHAYDEN posted shows that whoever compiled these data differentiated between "active" and "inactive" registered voters. If you only look at the "active" voters, the gap between the Republicans and the Democrats is larger than if you count both "active" and "inactive" registered voters. Maybe that's the reason.
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