-Colorado voters strongly support a bill in the legislature that would create civil unions for same sex couples in the state. 62% favor the proposal to only 32% who are opposed. Democrats (83/13) and independents (75/19) are pretty unanimously supportive, as are a third of Republicans (31/61).
A majority of Coloradans are actually willing to take it a step further and just legalize gay marriage. 53% of voters in the state think gay marriage should be legal to only 40% who believe it should be illegal.
There are two things in the crosstabs on gay marriage that really stand out. Voters under 30 think gay marriage should be legal by a 77/23 margin, and independents support it by a 61/32 spread as well. That should be a real warning sign to the GOP that continuing to tack right on this issue is going to significantly hurt its ability to appeal both to the next generation of voters and to swing voters who are somewhere between moderate and liberal on social issues.
We already see Colorado shading bluer and bluer at the Presidential level and this is one of the issues where Republicans seem to be stuck behind while the electorate is moving forward.
-John Hickenlooper continues to be one of the most popular Governors in the country with a 57% approval rating to 24% who disapprove of him. That +33 spread ties him with Nebraska's Dave Heineman as the most well liked chief executive we've polled on this year. Hickenlooper has strong support from Democrats (73/9) and independents (62/24), but what really sets him apart from the field is that he comes close to breaking even with Republicans (37/40). That's a rare feat these days.
-Democrats may be in a position to gain seats in the state legislature this fall. They lead the generic ballot 47-40, most notably including a 43-27 advantage with independents.
-Colorado voters narrowly think the Supreme Court should overturn ObamaCare, 42-40. We're seeing the same trend in both North Carolina and Colorado- although voters would be fine with ObamaCare getting scrapped, they're still planning to vote for Obama. That suggests this isn't nearly the make or break issue for him now that it might have been for Democrats in 2010.
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