-John Hickenlooper is the 2nd most popular Governor in the country that PPP has polled on all year, behind only Mississippi's Haley Barbour. 53% of voters approve of him to 23% who disapprove. Hickenlooper's very unusual in that his numbers haven't really strayed all year from where they were in his honeymoon period right after taking office.
Democrats are pretty much unanimous in their support for Hickenlooper's work (73/10) and independents are very positive as well (53/20). What really sets Hickenlooper apart from most of his colleagues across the country is that even with Republicans he comes pretty close to breaking even with 31% of them approving of him to 39% who disapprove. It's been a very successful first year for Hickenlooper in the court of public opinion.
-Mark Udall has solid approval numbers with 41% of voters approving of him to 31% who disapprove. The 28% with no opinion suggests that he's kept a pretty low profile in the state though- there aren't many Senators with that high a percentage of voters ambivalent towards them.
With no Senate race on the ballot in Colorado next year we took a very early look at how Udall would fare at this point against a pair of potential 2014 opponents. He leads Congressman Mike Coffman by 14 points, 48-34, and 2010 primary runner up Jane Norton by 17 points, 50-33. There are a million things that will happen between now and 2014 to influence Udall's fate one way or another, but that has to be considered a good place to start.
-Michael Bennet has a 38% approval rating with 33% of voters disapproving. Like Udall, 29% have no opinion about his job performance. This is one of the more low key Senate delegations in the country. This marks the 3rd poll in a row we've found positive approval numbers for Bennet on, after having 8 polls in a row over the course of 2009 and 2010 where he was under water. His stature in the state definitely seems to have been enhanced since winning a narrow reelection last November.
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