Raleigh, N.C. – Things have hardly moved a blip since PPP last polled the presidential race in Colorado almost two months ago. President Obama is still favored to win again, leading by six points now (49-43), versus seven (49-42) in mid-June.
Having voted for Obama by nine points in 2008, and having elected a Democratic governor and senator in the Republican wave year of 2010, Colorado is emerging as a blue-leaning swing state rather than the red-leaning toss-up of elections just a few cycles ago. George W. Bush beat Al Gore by about eight points in 2000, and John Kerry by five in 2004. This sample reflects an electorate that reports having voted for Obama by only three points over John McCain, so in some ways, this is an improvement for the president over his standing four years ago.