Colorado poll: Romney 48% – Obama 47%
October 29th, 2012
03:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Colorado poll: Romney 48% – Obama 47%

(CNN) – A new poll released Monday indicates Mitt Romney has a narrow edge over President Barack Obama in Colorado, a little more than a week before Election Day.

Forty-eight percent of likely voters in the state back the GOP presidential nominee, compared to 47% who support the president, according to the American Research Group survey.

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The one-point margin is well within the sampling error, leaving the two candidates statistically tied in the crucial battleground, a state Obama turned from red to blue in 2008.

Four percent, meanwhile, say they are undecided, while one percent say they prefer another candidate. Among independents, the survey shows Obama ahead of Romney, 50% to 42%.

Monday's poll follows a separate poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist released last week that showed the two candidates tied at 48%.

With nine electoral votes, Colorado is rated as one of eight "toss-up" states on CNN's Electoral Map. The state kicked off early voting on October 22, and according to general election turnout numbers released Friday, Republicans had a slightly larger turnout at 244,263 compared to 225,850 Democrats.

Both Romney and Obama campaigned in Colorado last week, and the president was scheduled to return to the state on Tuesday but canceled his plans to monitor conditions from Hurricane Sandy.

American Research Group interviewed 600 likely voters in Colorado from October 25 through October 28. The sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.


Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. jefflz

    Every knowledgeable poll consolidator and analyst – RCP, Huffington Polls, Electoral-vote.com, 538.com amongst others, has Obama leading in the Electoral College by about 50 votes with no toss-ups divided by most likely winner. Unless the GOP managed election in Ohio is stolen like they did in 2004, Obama will be returned to office. A sophisticated calculation by the Princeton Election Consortium projects Obama with 299 electoral votes and at least a 90% chance of winning.

    October 29, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. katiec

    CNN, the media have not held back how biased they are ffor he republicans.
    The American will not allow romny/ryan/republicans/bush to once again destroy our country,

    October 29, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  3. David Lango

    Put Gary Johnson in a poll with the two Robamneys for once.

    October 29, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  4. Crazy Kanuk

    Typical Americans. Short sighted reactionary and foolish.Cut off your noses to spite your face.

    Vote in Romney and get what you deserve.

    If there's any improvement in the economy it won't offset what you're going to lose in benefits. The Economy is in it's current mess because of Republican policies. They're the ones that ran up the debt and removed all the controls on Wall Street allowing the ridiculous mortgage bundling which precipitated the collapse.

    Now you're gonna vote them back IN?!??!! Unbelievable.

    October 29, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    I guess what people do not understand is that it is the electoral college that elects the president, not popular vote. Which means that the states the president already has locked in already makes his vote count passed what is needed to win. Enjoy.

    October 29, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    "According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday, 49 percent of likely voters in Nevada are backing Angle, who enjoys strong support from many in the Tea Party movement, with 45 percent supporting Reid" –Oct. 27, 2010. A few other pollsters were on this same Angle is winning level of comfort.

    Just for some fun reading. (A few other pollsters were on this same Angle is winning level of comfort two years ago as well)

    Reid won 50% – 44%.

    October 29, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. lori

    A 20 yr old from a mega church in Tulsa rapes a 13 yr old and pleads guilty. He is due in court on Dec. 12th. I suppose Romney and all the republicans believe if she becomes pregnant she should have the baby because it was God's intent. Shows just how sick the Repubs are. No repubs for me.

    October 29, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. FahQGOP

    Im so sick of the media and their polls. An obvious attempt to make this election out to be a neck and neck horse race all the way to the end so they can sell ad time and fill their obsessive 24hr news cycle. Lets get this awful election over with.

    October 29, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  9. Rob Icantstandcnn

    CNN – If its within the margin of error, then tell me how this is news. You people have been hyping nothing for a while now with your inflated headlines. Your political team are a bunch of bafoons, and yes we all know new management has taken over at CNN that is right wing and we can tell. Why dont you state all the other polls in Colorado, why just this one?? Idiots..

    October 29, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  10. Larry

    Did any of you idiots even read the article? Or ever learn anything about statistics?

    It clearly states "The one-point margin is well within the sampling error, leaving the two candidates statistically tied in the crucial battleground..."

    October 29, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  11. david from washington state

    this state won't be matter if obama get ohio or florida.

    October 29, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  12. Romney is a snake

    Mitt though I'm sure is a nice enough guy he scares me as a potential president.

    October 29, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  13. Tallaman

    If anything, CNN is biased toward the liberal left and poll results have been purposefully skewed left to discourage Romney voters. What you're seeing is fruition of the bias as the truth slowly creeps out. All you deniers on the left will watch in horror as state after state selects Romney on election day to save us from the damage Obama has done to our economy and our country. Play time is over and it's time to get to work. Americans were horrified at what the demorats did with the country when they had full control – they began righting it in 2010 and they will finish the job Nov 6. Thank god, too, it's not a moment too early. Goodbye Oblamer.

    October 29, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  14. T Lief

    This is another bit of dog-bites-man poll coverage. ARG last surveyed Colorado and found Romney up 4%. This is a net 3 point loss from the 10/8 poll by the same organization. So the headline should read
    'Colorado may be slipping further out of Romney's reach." But that doesn't promote the horse race 'meme' which drives news 'hits'. So instead the flash headline touts a 'shift' in the race.

    October 29, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  15. jumbo1

    Romney/Ryan "2012-1912 Taking Us Back to the Future"

    October 29, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  16. me111

    Thank you Colorado! Can only hope Ohio goes the same way...

    October 29, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  17. Lizzie

    Check out LMAObama.com
    Th truth and nothing but the truth, or at least a good laugh.

    October 29, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  18. kenttheskier

    I keep wondering who in their right mind would vote for someone who keeps his money offshore instead of investing in America. Who buys out companies then moves their operations offshore and lays off the American workers. Oh yeah, anybody but Obama.

    October 29, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  19. kenttheskier

    I keep wondering who in their right mind would vote for someone who keeps his money offshore instead of investing in America. Who buys out companies then moves their operations offshore and lays off the American workers. Oh yeah, anybody but Obama.

    October 29, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  20. kenttheskier

    Very sad when so many people vote against their best interests and are so misled.

    October 29, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  21. I Voted Early In NC

    Stop polling likely voters and ask those that are voting. This is like saying I am likely to win the lottery even if i don't buy a ticket.

    October 29, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
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