Democrat Jared Polis leads Republican Walker Stapleton in first fall poll for Colorado governor
Polis’ lead is especially strong with the state’s unaffiliated voters, women and those who make less than $75,000 a year
October 2, 2018
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis leads Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton by 7 percentage points in the state's gubernatorial contest, according to the first publicly released poll of likely voters since this summer's primary election.
Polis' lead is especially strong with Colorado's unaffiliated voters, women and those who make less than $75,000 a year, found the poll, which was jointly conducted by one Democratic-leaning firm and one Republican-leaning firm. Stapleton beats Polis with male voters and those who make more than $75,000 a year.
The live telephone survey of 600 likely voters was conducted by Keating Research and Magellan Strategies between Sept. 18 and 20. The results are weighted to reflect historic voter turnout during non-presidential election years. It was commissioned by Healthier Colorado, a nonpartisan health care advocacy organization.
While the poll gives Polis a clear edge, 47 percent to 40 percent, its margin of error is 4 percentage points. Coupled with the 11 percent of voters who said they were undecided, the survey shows the race for the governor's mansion is competitive.