Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #16829
 
1 in 5 CO Republicans Reconsider A McInnis Vote in GOP Governor Primary:

SurveyUSA interviewed Colorado Republicans about GOP candidate for Governor Scott McInnis. Of Republicans who have heard the news stories:

* 39% say they had been supporting McInnis and still are supporting McInnis.
* 24% say they had been supporting someone else and still are supporting someone else.
* 20% say they had been supporting McInnis but now will support someone else.

* 48% of Republicans familiar with the story say McInnis should continue to seek the Republican nomination.
* 37% say McInnis should withdraw from the contest.

When all CO Republicans are asked which of 6 Republicans would be the strongest candidate for Governor, Tom Tancredo finishes ahead of McInnis and 4 others.

Filtering: In research conducted exclusively for the Denver Post, SurveyUSA interviewed 1,181 Colorado registered voters 07/15/10. Of the 1,181 registered voters, 429 were registered Republicans. Of the 429 Republicans, 313 (73%) had heard news stories about McInnis .

 
1Have you heard news stories about plagiarism and Scott McInnis?
1181 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHeard Story?Party AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratUnaffiliConservaModerateLiberalYesNoMetro DeColoradoRest of
Yes70%79%61%55%70%79%83%63%81%73%**52%**100%0%73%67%70%76%71%64%76%61%75%55%68%
No27%17%35%41%26%19%14%33%17%24%**43%**0%100%25%27%28%22%27%31%22%34%23%41%27%
Not Sure3%3%4%4%4%2%3%4%2%3%**5%**0%0%2%6%2%2%2%5%2%5%2%4%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%29%32%24%15%61%39%82%3%11%3%70%27%36%31%32%39%34%20%58%42%57%17%26%
 
 
2Which of the following describes how you feel about the Republican Primary for Governor? I was supporting McInnis and I am still supporting McInnis. I was supporting someone else and I am still supporting someone else. I was supporting McInnis but now I am supporting someone else. I was supporting someone else but now I am supporting McInnis.
313 Republicans Who Have Heard StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHeard Story?Party AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratUnaffiliConservaModerateLiberalYesNoMetro DeColoradoRest of
Supported McInnis & Still Do39%45%31%33%43%37%44%39%40%40%**32%**39%**39%****43%30%**35%47%28%62%46%
Supported Other & Still Do24%22%27%23%25%25%25%24%25%24%**19%**24%**24%****24%19%**21%28%24%26%24%
Supported McInnis, Now Support Other20%21%18%19%22%19%19%20%19%19%**32%**20%**20%****15%39%**25%12%29%4%12%
Supported Other, Now Support McInnis3%4%1%8%1%1%1%5%1%3%**0%**3%**3%****4%0%**2%3%1%0%8%
Not Sure14%8%23%17%9%18%11%13%15%13%**17%**14%**14%****14%12%**17%10%19%8%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%100%0%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Republicans Who Have Heard Stories100%58%42%23%27%30%20%50%50%88%1%8%2%100%0%100%0%0%73%21%4%61%39%54%16%30%
 
 
3Based on what you know now, should Scott McInnis continue to run for the Republican nomination for governor? Or should McInnis withdraw from the Republican primary?
313 Republicans Who Have Heard StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHeard Story?Party AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratUnaffiliConservaModerateLiberalYesNoMetro DeColoradoRest of
Continue To Run48%55%38%43%46%53%49%45%51%47%**53%**48%**48%****52%37%**43%55%36%71%58%
Withdraw From The Primary37%39%35%35%39%38%35%38%37%37%**45%**37%**37%****33%51%**42%31%48%14%31%
Not Sure15%6%27%21%15%9%16%18%12%16%**2%**15%**15%****15%12%**15%14%16%15%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%100%0%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Republicans Who Have Heard Stories100%58%42%23%27%30%20%50%50%88%1%8%2%100%0%100%0%0%73%21%4%61%39%54%16%30%
 
 
4[names rotated]
Which of the following Republicans would be the strongest Republican candidate for governor? Bruce Benson? Dan Maes? Scott McInnis? Jane Norton? Josh Penry? Or Tom Tancredo?
429 Registered RepublicansAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHeard Story?Party AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratUnaffiliConservaModerateLiberalYesNoMetro DeColoradoRest of
Benson3%2%4%5%1%3%6%3%4%2%**10%**2%6%3%****4%3%**2%5%3%7%0%
Maes13%15%11%9%11%19%14%10%17%14%**5%**16%6%13%****15%9%**15%10%11%12%16%
McInnis19%21%17%20%20%15%20%20%17%20%**3%**18%19%19%****21%14%**18%20%13%22%27%
Norton11%10%13%0%10%16%23%5%19%12%**12%**11%12%11%****9%18%**11%12%11%13%10%
Penry7%8%6%9%7%5%5%8%5%7%**4%**7%7%7%****8%6%**5%10%4%0%16%
Tancredo29%35%23%30%33%29%23%32%27%27%**59%**34%17%29%****29%28%**32%26%42%14%20%
Not Sure17%10%27%27%18%13%8%22%11%18%**8%**12%34%17%****14%23%**17%18%15%31%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Republicans100%54%46%27%30%27%17%56%44%87%2%9%3%73%25%100%0%0%72%21%4%56%44%49%21%30%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.