-Colorado's constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana usage continues to lead by a 47/38 margin, exactly what we found in the state last month. The ballot language is a little confusing so we also asked a question just in general about whether people think marijuana should be legal and 49% say yes to 43% who dissent.
Democrats (58/24) and independents (54/34) support the amendment at pretty similar levels. Republicans oppose it by a 55/30 margin. There is predictably a wide generational gap on the issue with voters under 65 supporting legalization 50/35, while seniors oppose it by a 53/32 spread.
-John Hickenlooper continues to be one of the most popular Governors in the country with 54% of voters approving of him to 29% who disapprove. He was at 60/26 in June though, so he has seen a bit of a decline in his standing this summer. He wouldn't have too much to worry about if he was up for reelection this year though. He leads a generic Republican opponent by a 52/38 margin.
-Ambitious Republicans looking to move up the ladder in 2014 might find the Senate race more enticing. Mark Udall has a 39/33 approval rating with a higher than normal 29% of voters having no opinion about him one way or the other. Udall only leads a generic Republican opponent by a 46/42 margin. Depending on the political climate in 2014 this might be a good pick up opportunity for the GOP.
-As the season kicks off this week Broncos fans are becoming more and more accepting of Peyton Manning replacing Tim Tebow as their quarterback. They say they'd rather have Manning than Tebow by a 33 point margin, 55/22. In April right after Tebow was jettisoned, the spread was 27 points at 53/26. Tebow still has a higher favorability rating than Manning with voters in the state but he also has higher negatives. He's at 62/20 to Manning's 56/9.
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