Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10352

Geography Surveyed: CO 7th Congressional District
Data Collected: 09/21/2006 - 09/25/2006
Release Date: 09/26/2006 1:15 PM ET
Sponsor: KUSA-TV Denver

Perlmutter Leads CO7 House Race, Possible Democratic Pickup: In an election for the U.S. House of Representatives today, 9/26/06, in Colorado's 7th Congressional District, Democrat Ed Perlmutter defeats Republican Rick O'Donnell, 54% to 37%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KUSA-TV Denver. The election is in 6 weeks, on 11/7/06. 93% of Democrats support Perlmutter. 76% of Republicans support O'Donnell. Perlmutter leads among Independents by 25 points. Perlmutter leads by 5 points among men and by 28 points among women, a 23-point gender gap. O'Donnell gets 77% of conservative votes. Perlmutter gets 79% of liberal votes. Perlmutter's advantage comes from moderates, who make up 49% of the likely voters, and who favor Perlmutter by 40 points, 65% to 25%. 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 this open seat as an opportunity to pick up a seat in Congress, and regain control.

Filtering: 800 Registered Voters from Colorado's 7th Congressional District were interviewed 9/21/06, 9/24/06, and 9/25/06. Of them, 482 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters. Interviewing was suspended during the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah, 9/22/06 and 9/23/06.

  Asked of 482 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.5 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?

37% O'Donnell (R)
54% Perlmutter (D)
2% Chandler (G)
1% McCarville (ACP)
6% Undecided

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