Colorado poll: Romney 48% – Obama 47%
October 29th, 2012
03:44 PM ET
1 year 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. Valentina

    Awesome! Put that in Romney's column as well! It is going to be a landslide victory for Romney on the 6th of November!

    October 29, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. Wake up People!

    600 out of thousands and this is accurate?? Go ahead cnn, keep painting that rosy picture of the draft dodging chicken hawk, keep building him up. You know what they say, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Mittens thinks he has this election sewn up. He will be in for a rude awakening on Wednesday morning after the election. And so will all the lousy media outlets especially FOX and FOX lite aka cnn.

    Btw, I thought the polls were wrong. Oh my bad, the polls are only wrong when they show President Obama in the lead...

    OBAMA 2012!

    October 29, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. Dean

    Those who are suprised by the polling numbers have been asleep for the last four years.

    October 29, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Yeah!!! Go Romney

    October 29, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. Paul (Look at MEEEEE!!! I'm working in a Soup Kitchen!!!) Ryan

    Willard let me look at his tax returns. WOW!!!!!!! Now I know why McCain picked Palin!!!! heheheheheheh You guys aren't EVER going to see those babies.

    October 29, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  6. Lette

    These polls don't even show the latino Vote. Superb victory for OBAMA. Obama/Biden 2012!!!!! Go Blue

    October 29, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    Colorado voters are smart enough not to get fooled by Chicago style attack politics. Romney/ Ryan 2012! On their way!

    October 29, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. Dave Jaipersaud

    Do not fall for the crap Romney and the Republicans are selling. They will lie, cheat and steal to get into the White House. The Republican idea to make things better is to do the same things that caused the problem. I am sure they would have no problem rehiring a financial advisor whose investment policies almost wiped out most Americans life savings. Basically that is what the Republicans are proposing. They are saying lets fire the guy that stabilized your investments and grow it to almost what it was prior to 2007 and let’s rehire the guy whose policies almost wiped it out. Do they think most Americans are stupid?

    Here is the real hoax. The Republican idea to make things better is to do the same things that caused the problem. Here is something to think about. Republicans would have no problem rehiring a financial advisor whose investment policies almost wiped out their life savings. Basically that is what they are proposing. Republicans are telling us to fire the guy that stabilized and grow our investments to almost what it was worth prior to 2007 and rehire the guy whose policies almost wiped it out. We have to be really stupid to listen to them and rehire a guy whose policies wiped out investment in the first place. I would hope that Americans are smarter than that.

    Here is a simple way of looking at who is best for the economy. Would you invest with a guy whose investment policies wiped out your investment portfolio or would you invest with a guy whose investment policies stabilized your investment portfolio and is currently growing your portfolio. Even Romney wouldn't invest his own money with the guy whose policies wiped out everyone’s investment and now he wants us to do it. So why would anyone even consider voting for any Republican.

    How can any Americans think that Romney/Ryan policies would be better for the Economy. The only way for anyone to think that is if they are suffering from total amnesia. Have people forgotten what happened in 2007/2008 and the years leading up to the Great Recession. It was the exact same policies that Romney is advocating now that caused the Great Recession. Are we that dumb to think that these same policies that caused the Great Recession will somehow magically make the economy better.

    I guess Romney/Ryan think we are all stupid and don’t know the truth and can’t remember the dark days of the great recession of 2007 and 2008 and the years leading up to it.

    The choice is clear. Do we want to go back to the exact same policies (Romney/Ryan current policies) that brought America (this great Nation) to its knees or do we want to continue to build on the recovery.

    October 29, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  9. babak

    It is economy!!!

    October 29, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  10. Thomas

    Ralph Reed / Karl Rove / Mitt Romney ,

    where is GW Bush , why isn't he campaigning along side the Mittster .

    October 29, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  11. amlcpamaine

    I also say "Go Romney" ... only I mean GO - leave this country and settle somewhere where they like your foreign deposits and continue to eat your BS. GO - where you can con them into tax policy favoring YOU and you won't have to pay for educated workers. In fact, you can take your illegal lawn workers with you and employ them for even less! GO - and take your righteous church with you so our government is no longer ripped off by a "religion" that's nothing more than a cult with profit-making businesses. GO - so we can return our political process to one of discussed alternative ideas, not LIE after LIE after LIE to pander to the masses. Just GO.

    October 29, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  12. Troy

    Romney 2012!!!!!!!

    October 29, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  13. Hans

    Not a shocker, Colorado leans right usually anyway.

    October 29, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. b

    American Research Group is a owned and operated conservative right-wing organization. Need I say more?

    October 29, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  15. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." --B. Obama

    Yes we can!

    Romney/Ryna-2012

    October 29, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  16. Anon

    so Obama has the 47%. What else is new.

    October 29, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  17. bbrooker88

    "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." –B. Obama

    Yes we can!

    Romney/Ryna-2012
    ___________________________
    Another Republican oblivious to context and facts.

    October 29, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  18. myviewis

    Obviously Colorado voters have decided they want jobs and Romney is the man to create jobs. You cannot deposit abortion and birth control in the bank nor will abortion and birth control pay your rent, mortgage, car, utilities, food, clothing, gas, etc...

    October 29, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  19. j14401s

    AND these numbers are just from the 0 voters.

    October 29, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  20. joe the plumber

    Romney will win this election. In fact, Obama better hope he does because there is talk on Capital Hill about impeachment if Obama is re-elected. Almost every state that Obama stole from McCain in 2008, is coming back to Romney in 2012.

    October 29, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  21. dachozen1

    Part of me want to have Romney get in there and finish what Pres Bush started but the stakes are too high. It is amazing to see Americans have the "thanks you may I have another" approach after this previous economic catastrophe. Romney's economic plan doesn't have anything to offer that is different than Pres Bush. He wants to lower taxes for rich folks and cut back regulations. This same view can be heard 8 years ago under Pres Bush administration. In the end, America will get the govt she deserves. Maybe we haven't learned enough from the Great Recession....

    October 29, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  22. Me IN HOUSTON

    POLLS
    All Polls
    The polls that make me feel good
    AND the polls that make me feel bad
    are absolutely meaningless

    The only poll that matters is the one we all participate in.
    That poll takes place in November
    Keep working
    Keep fighting for what you believe in

    OBAMA 2012

    October 29, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  23. TimO7893

    Republican's destroyed the economy once, so why not elect them and let them finish what they started. Owned by China, 2016!!!!

    October 29, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  24. bobby johnson

    I voted for R a few days ago and seem to have helped pull him ahead

    October 29, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  25. reginaldb6

    How accurate is this poll I can take the same amount of people and get a different result. So CNN tried and be bias not leaning like FOX NEWS reporting

    October 29, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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