Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10286

Geography Surveyed: CO 3rd Congressional District
Data Collected: 09/15/2006 - 09/17/2006
Release Date: 09/18/2006 11:10 AM ET
Sponsor: KUSA-TV Denver

Democrats Hold House Seat in CO3: In an election for the U.S. House of Representatives today, 9/18/06, in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, incumbent Democrat John Salazar defeats Republican challenger Scott Tipton by 11 points, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KUSA-TV Denver. 7 weeks from the 11/7/06 general election, Salazar gets 52% of the vote. Tipton gets 41%. Libertarian Bob Sargent gets 3%. Salazar's 11-point margin is unchanged since a SurveyUSA KUSA-TV poll released 8/15/06. Salazar gets 94% of Democrat votes. Tipton gets 75% of Republican votes. 21% of Republicans cross over and vote for the Democrat. Independents prefer Salazar 64% to 20%. Tipton wins among voters age 35-49 but loses in other age groups. Salazar leads by 7 points among whites and by 44 points among Hispanics. Those who approve of President Bush's performance in office support Tipton by 61 points. Those who disapprove of Bush support Salazar by 74 points. Salazar was first elected to Congress in 2004. His brother Ken Salazar is a Democratic U.S. Senator for Colorado. President George W. Bush's approval rating among likely voters in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District is 45%.

Filtering: 900 adults from Colorado's 3rd Congressional District were interviewed 9/15/2006 - 9/17/2006. Of them, 765 were registered to vote. Of them, 474 were judged to be "likely voters." Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 474 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.6 percentage points.

If the election were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Scott Tipton? Democrat John Salazar? Libertarian Bob Sargent? Or some other candidate?

41% Tipton (R)
52% Salazar (D)
3% Sargent (L)
0% Other
4% Undecided

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