Wow! Public Policy Polling has a new Colorado poll out, and my is it pretty! Here, let's take a look.
Obama (D) 52%
McCain (R) 42%
Oh my, so Obama now has a healthy 10% lead in Colorado! And why is this? First, observe Latinos choosing Obama over McCain by an overwhelming 71-22 margin. Obama's margin was only 57-36 three weeks ago, so when combined with the stable 49-48 Obama-McCain margin with the white vote Obama has a larger overall lead.
Also a full 60% of voters list the economy as their top concern, up from 51% three weeks ago. And among these economy-minded voters, Obama has a very strong 60-34 lead over McCain. Obviously, Obama's clear & timely economic message is continuing to win over voters.
And finally, Sarah Palin's many woes continue to drag McCain down. She now has a 36-49 favorable-unfavorable rating, and this is just as the "Troopergate" report from Alaska is hitting the front pages in the mainstream media. It seems that the more familiar voters become with Palin, the less they like her.
So what can we do? Let's help push Obama over the top in the Rocky Mountain state! Oh yes, and C4O All-Star Mark Udall is ahead 49-39 in the Senate race here, so let's help him win as well! :-)