On a personal level, Colorado voters love Tim Tebow even more than his replacement Peyton Manning, but when it comes to who they want to actually make passes down the field, there is no question Manning is their choice.
In numbers little changed from two months ago, 57% see Manning favorably and only 10% unfavorably. But Tebow stands at 68-18. The figures were 62-9 and 70-18 in April. Men actually see Manning in a slightly better light than they do Tebow, but women like Tebow a lot more than Manning.
When it comes to who they want under center, though, even women prefer Manning (44-23)--not nearly as strong a sentiment as men (63-19), but a bigger switch from their personal preferences than men see. Overall, 53% want Manning as Q.B. and only 21% Tebow.
Tebow gets more popular the older the voters are. Therefore, Republicans like him a net 20 points more than they do Manning, and 38 points more than Democrats like Tebow. But when it comes down to winning on the field, Republicans (45-35) and seniors (49-29) still prefer Manning to man their offense this season. However, opinion favoring Manning is still much stronger with Democrats (61-13), independents (54-14), and voters of the younger age groups (up to 40 points for those between 30 and 45).
Along with ten actual cities, we decided to ask about the fictional South Park. We found that the setting of the long-running cartoon has a higher net favorability rating than any of the real places except Denver, Littleton, Fort Collins, and Grand Junction, though half of the state has no opinion about South Park, 11 points higher than for any of the physical locations. Overall, 39% see South Park positively and 11% negatively.
Ft. Collins comes out on top (69-11), followed by Denver (72-18), Grand Junction (53-10), Littleton (48-14), Colorado Springs (51-29), Vail (43-23), Aspen (39-30), Pueblo (38-29), and Boulder (46-40). Aurora is the only city with a negative image (27-43), and considerably so.
As with cities in many states, there are divides along party affiliation lines. Everyone likes Ft. Collins and Vail roughly equally. But Republicans like Grand Junction by a net 32 points more than Democrats do, and Colorado Springs by 57 points. Meanwhile, Democrats like Aspen by 33 points more than GOP voters do, Denver by 49, and Boulder by a whopping 104. Everyone dislikes Aurora, but Democrats least so, followed by Republicans, and independents most. Pueblo sees a similar trend, with Democrats liking it most, followed by Republicans and then independents.
We also asked about the fictional setting of Stephen King's The Shining, the Overlook Hotel. Most voters had no idea what we were asking about (84%), and the rest broke down at 11% favorable and 5% unfavorable. More men than women and, surprisingly, more younger voters than older voters had opinions about the hotel, and more positive opinions as well.
Full results here