Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #9911

Geography Surveyed: Colorado
Data Collected: 08/14/2006 - 08/16/2006
Release Date: 08/17/2006 10:15 AM ET
Sponsor: KUSA-TV Denver

Democrat Take-Away In Colorado State House: In an election for Governor of Colorado today, 8/17/06, Democrat Bill Ritter defeats Republican Bob Beauprez 50% to 40%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KUSA-TV Denver. The election is in 12 weeks, on 11/7/06. Ritter leads by 23 points among women. Beauprez leads by 4 points among men, a 27-point "gender gap." Ritter gets 92% of Democrat votes. Beauprez gets 81% of Republican votes. Independents favor Ritter 5:2. Ritter leads 5:3 in Metro Denver. Beauprez leads 5:3 in the Colorado Springs area. Those who approve of President Bush's performance support Beauprez 8:1. Those who disapprove of Bush support Ritter 7:1. 40% of likely voters in Colorado approve of Bush. Incumbent Republican Governor Bill Owens is term-limited. Should Ritter win, the State House will switch from Republican to Democrat.

Filtering: 1,200 Colorado adults were interviewed 8/14/06 - 8/16/06. Of them, 1,013 were registered to vote. Of them, 605 were judged to be "likely voters." Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 605 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.1 percentage points.

If the election for Governor were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Bob Beauprez? Democrat Bill Ritter? Libertarian Dawn Winkler? Or some other candidate?

40% Beauprez (R)
50% Ritter (D)
3% Winkler (L)
7% Undecided

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