Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10059

Geography Surveyed: CO 7th Congressional District
Data Collected: 08/18/2006 - 08/20/2006
Release Date: 08/21/2006 1:50 PM ET
Sponsor: KUSA-TV Denver

Jump Ball in CO 7 House Race: In an election for the U.S. House of Representatives today, 8/21/06, in Colorado's 7th Congressional District, Republican Rick O'Donnell and Democrat Ed Perlmutter tie, 45% each, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KUSA-TV Denver. The election is in 11 weeks, on 11/7/06. 85% of Republicans support O'Donnell. 89% of Democrats support Perlmutter. Perlmutter leads among Independents by 19 points. Perlmutter leads 2:1 among the least affluent. O'Donnell leads by 8 among men. Perlmutter leads by 7 among women, a 15-point gender gap. President Bush's approval rating among likely voters in Colorado's 7th Congressional District is 41%. Those who approve of President Bush's job performance support Republican O'Donnell 86% to 10%. Those who disapprove of Bush support Democrat Perlmutter 72% to 13%. The House seat is open: incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez is running for Colorado Governor this year. Republicans have a 29-seat majority in the House, which they seek to maintain. Democrats see an open seat as an opportunity to pick up a seat in Congress, and regain control.

Filtering: 1,000 adults from Colorado's 7th Congressional District were interviewed 8/18/06 - 8/20/06. Of them, 857 were registered to vote. Of them, 535 were judged to be "likely voters." Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 535 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.3 percentage points.

If the election were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Rick O'Donnell? Democrat Ed Perlmutter? Green Party candidate Dave Chandler? American Constitution Party candidate Roger McCarville? Or some other candidate?

45% O'Donnell (R)
45% Perlmutter (D)
2% Chandler (G)
2% McCarville (ACP)
6% Undecided

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