DENVER, Colorado (CNN) – A new poll suggests the race for the White House remains all tied up here in Colorado.
In a Quinnipiac University survey of likely Colorado voters out Sunday, 47 percent of those questioned say presumptive Republican nominee John McCain is their choice for President, with 46 percent backing Democratic rival Barack Obama. The 1 point difference makes the result a statistical dead heat.
Seven percent of those polled remain undecided.
George W. Bush won Colorado by 9 points in the 2000 election, and took the state by 5 points in his re-election bid four years ago.
But the Democrats made major gains in Colorado in statewide elections in 2006, and they hope to capture the state in this year’s presidential election. That’s one reason why the party is holding their convention in Colorado’s capital city.
“In 2004, young voters outnumbered seniors in Colorado. And Democrats are making a big push to get even more of them to the polls this year, along with Latinos and suburban women, two other groups that have been trending Democratic in Colorado,” says CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider.