Fox News polls of the Colorado Senate and gubernatorial races released today show both races tightening as the election approaches.
On the Senate side, the poll, conducted October 16, shows Republican Ken Buck (46%) with a one-point lead over Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet (45%). The previous Fox News poll, conducted Sept. 25, had Buck at 47% and Bennet at 43%. In the latest poll, 4% of voters are still not sure who they’ll vote for.
The TPM Poll Average for this race shows Buck leading Bennet 48.0%-44.5%.
In the gubernatorial race, the poll shows Democrat John Hickenlooper (45%) leading third-party candidate Tom Tancredo (40%), with Republican Dan Maes (10%) a distant third. In the Sept. 25 poll, Hickenlooper was at 44%, while Tancredo was at 34% and Maes was at 15%.
The TPM Poll Average for this race shows Hickenlooper leading Tancredo and Maes 44.9%-40.5%-10.1%.
These polls were conducted through a Rasmussen offshoot, Pulse Opinion Research, which performs made-to-order robopolls.
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