Colorado US Senate and Governor Elections … Incumbent Democrats Gov McInnis Find themself in Trouble
More Incumbent Democrats in reelection trouble … Enter the state of Colorado:
Democrat Senator Michael Bennet is in a tough battle with his two potential Republican challengers. According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, Bennett finds himself in a toss up and with poll numbers that are well below the 50% threshold that would consider him to he highly vulnerable.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds Bennet ahead of Buck 43% to 37%. With Frazier as the opponent, Bennet is essentially even. The numbers are 40% for Frazier and 39% for the incumbent.
Colorado Incumbent Democrat Scott McInnis finds himself in a battle with his rival Republicans in the most recent Rasmussen poll. McInnis won in a landslide in the 2006 election in the recent Democratic trending state of Colorado. However, he is in a dead heat for his 2010 reelection bid and finds himself well under the 50% threshold that all incumbents look for. It is yet another example of the plight of incumbent Democrats and the lack of Obama coat tails.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Colorado finds Ritter trailing Republican challenger Scott McInnis by five points – 44% to 39% – in an early look at next year’s race for governor.
Ritter’s in a virtual tie with another GOP challenger, state Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry. Ritter picks up 41% of the vote to Penry’s 40%.
Republicans have managed to find quality candidates to battle for both the governor’s and US Senate seats.