CO Poll Numbers
President Barack Obama Maintains Lead in Swing State; Miklosi
within Striking Distance
Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll
numbers showing that likely voters in Colorados Sixth Congressional District
overwhelmingly oppose Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryans plan to turn
Medicare into a voucher plan.
The plan laid out in Ryans proposed budget passed by the House of
Representatives this year, scraps Medicare as we know it and creates a voucher
program. Republican Mike Coffman, voted
for the budget to end Medicare. When
polled the week of August 7th-9th, likely voters in the
Sixth Congressional District overwhelmingly oppose turning Medicare into a
voucher program. Only 16% of likely voters support Medicare vouchers. When asked if
they would support a candidate who advocated transitioning Medicare into a
voucher program, only 22% of likely voters said they would.
President Barack Obama maintains a lead
over GOP candidate Mitt Romney by 9 points with likely voters in Colorados
Sixth Congressional District. The margin
of error for the poll is 3.6%, making his lead well outside the margin of
error. Also, 51% of voters in the Sixth District overwhelmingly favor ending
the Bush Tax Cuts for people earning over $250,000 a year.
When likely voters were asked if the election were held today, which candidate they
would vote for, Democratic Challenger Joe Miklosi lands just outside the margin
of error being behind Mike Coffman by 4 points.
This is great news for Miklosi who still remains relatively unknown in
the district. But Miklosi will see those
numbers improve the more voters get to know him especially from women
voters. Women see the Democratic party
as overwhelmingly better for their interests, with 63% saying that Democrats do
a better job supporting women and only 29% take the opposite position.
This polling was conducted August 7th and 8th and is
considered a strong indicator at how the Sixth Congressional District will
swing 83 days out from the election. Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America
said, In Colorado, we know that Democrat Joe Miklosi will give Rep.
Coffman a run for his money. Mike Coffman
has been wrong on healthcare, his vote to end Medicare, womens issues, and no
longer represents the needs of his district.
Thats why Democracy for America supports Joe Miklosi and named his as
one of our Dean Dozen. Hes a real progressive and true leader for Colorados
The polling was paid for by Democracy
for America and was conducted August 7th and 8th in a
survey of 669 likely voters in Colorados Sixth Congressional District with the
margin of error falling to 3.6%. Earlier
this month, Joe Miklosi was named one of the Dean Dozen. The Dean Dozen is DFA's highest tier of
federal endorsement. It is limited to 12 total candidates running for either US
House or US Senate and represents the races that DFA will expend the greatest
amount of resources on during the 2012 cycle.
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