Mitt Romney currently has a five point lead in Colorado, according to the most recent Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News Swing State Poll. While Romney leads in Colorado, Obama still holds the advantage in Virginia and Wisconsin. From Quinnipiac:
Colorado: Romney at 50 percent to Obama’s 45 percent;
Virginia: Obama at 49 percent to Romney’s 45 percent;
Wisconsin: Obama edges Romney 51 – 45 percent.
The gender gap continues to dominate the presidential race as Obama leads among women 51 – 43 percent in Colorado, 54 – 40 percent in Virginia and 59 – 36 percent in Wisconsin, the survey by Quinnipiac/The Times/CBS finds. Romney leads among men 56 – 39 percent in Colorado, 50 – 45 percent in Virginia and 53 – 43 percent in Wisconsin.
“There is good reason why Virginia, Colorado and Wisconsin are considered swing states – and this data shows how close they are,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Most voters say they have made up their minds. Nine out of 10 in each state say they are sure they will vote for the candidate they favor, which means that the pool of those who say they can be persuaded is pretty small.
Not surprisingly, in all three states by far the single most important issue is the economy. In all three states just under 50 percent of voters rank it as the issue most important to them. Health care comes in a distant second.
This poll of Colorado is the reverse of what PPP found in their poll released yesterday. In comparison, PPP found Obama leading 49 percent to Romney’s 43 percent in the two candidate matchup. A Rasmussen poll also out yesterday found the race in Colorado tied 47-47.