Keep in mind that Colorado propelled George W. Bush, in 2000 and 2004, and Barack Obama, in 2008 and 2012, to the White House. Colorado has been a state trending purple but a new poll from Quinnipiac shows the race to be anything but a lock for Hillary Clinton as of today.
Report from Quinnipiac:
In an early look at the 2016 race for the White House, New Jersey Republican Gov. Christopher Christie tops former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 46 – 38 percent in Colorado, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to results of an August 23 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Gov. Christie with 43 percent and Secretary Clinton at 42 percent, a tie.
In today’s survey, Clinton runs neck and with other possible Republican candidates;
Clinton at 44 percent to 47 percent for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky;
Clinton and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tied at 44 – 44 percent;
Clinton at 43 percent to 45 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Colorado voters say 48 – 29 percent that Christie would make a good president.
The other contenders, including Clinton, don’t have what it takes, voters say, ranging from a negative 46 – 49 percent for Clinton to a negative 24 – 66 percent for Vice President Joseph Biden.
Most notably, the same poll finds President Obama’s rating well underwater in the state at 59% disapproval to 36% approval. For the time being, Obamacare is dragging down the President and resulting in sour polls for Democrats in 2014, and 2016. Of course, it is 2013 after all and Americans have short attention spans.