Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's final polls in Colorado and Nevada find Barack Obama leading by margins of 52/46 and 51/47 respectively. PPP has conducted 4 polls in Colorado since the first Presidential debate and found Obama leading by an average of 4.25 points. PPP has conducted 3 polls in Nevada since the first debate and found Obama ahead by a 4 point margin every time.
In Colorado Obama is winning thanks to a huge advantage among independent voters, 59/34. He's down 57/41 among seniors but leads 58/39 among voters under 45, a huge generational split that suggests the state may be voting Democratic for a long time to come. Obama's actually running slightly ahead with white voters (50/49) and when you combine that with his big advantage among Hispanics it fuels his overall 6 point lead.
In Nevada Obama's going into election day with a large lead. We find that among early voters he's up 55/44. Romney leads 56/40 with those planning to vote tomorrow but he'd need a much wider margin than that given that most of the state has already voted. Obama's leading based on overwhelming support from Hispanic voters (66/32) and those under 30 (62/34).