It’s been a rough few months for Governor Hickenlooper politically. Democrat polling firm Public Policy Polling adds to that portrait of political pain today with the second part of their statewide survey, which shows a scant 21% of voters would like to see Hickenlooper run for president.
An overwhelming 65% of Coloradans don’t want Hick to run.
The first part of their survey found Hick’s negatives skyrocketing, with an increase of 18 points in his disapproval rating.
With most other states in the union shying away from gun control, and the damage to his brand and polling numbers, we’re betting Governor Hickenlooper is having second thoughts about doing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s bidding.
A few other noteworthy bits from the poll:
- Secretary of State Gessler, despite being barraged with attacks by Democrats for most of the last two years, is beating declared Democratic candidate for SOS, Ken Gordon, 42%-38%. No wonder the Colorado Democratic Party backed off their threat of a recall campaign against Gessler.
- President Barack Obama’s numbers are falling. After winning Colorado by 5 points in 2012, his approval rating is now under water at 48% approval to 50% disapproval. This could negatively impact Democrats in 2014 if it continues to sink.
- Independents oppose gun control by a 49%-46% margin. We’re betting that margin is far higher among independents who count guns as an issue that will change their vote.
Our buddies over at Colorado Pols laughingly assert that Hickenlooper is facing a backlash from the left over his unqualified support for oil and gas drilling. Unfortunately, we know they’re pushing that line only because Pols‘ co-founder Jason Bane is employed in communications by the environmental group, Western Resource Advocates. Despite the enviros best attempts to muddy up Hick for his love of fracking, a whopping 94% of self-described “very liberal” voters approve of Hick’s job performance.
Great work, Green Team.
Hick’s stock is definitely falling, but it ain’t among those on the far left. He’s seeping support from the all-important middle.
"I sign a lot of stupid Bills" Hickenlooper for "president" ?? this is a joke.. right?
I wouldn't vote for Howdy Doody for dog catcher. He would screw that up too.
We need to make sure he does not get reelected as Colorado's governor. If he loses his reelection bid and then a Republican comes in and gets rid of his gun control legislation it would send a very clear message to the slimy politicians still in office.
It is me!
Hickenlooper just needs to go find a deep hole somewhere and bury himself in his liberal ideas…
I'm happy to see Hick playing the roll of 'Poster Child' so that other politicians can see what happens when they tangle with 2nd Amendment advocates. I said it 100 times during Colorado's gun 'debate' (probably not the best word for that process) that this was political suicide for Democrats. Behold! And wait until Nov, '14, when he and the Dems in the Legislature get what's coming to them.
The Guv's real values can be found in his continued support of his left-wing Chinook Foundation.
Of course he will. His head is to far up bo's butt to see what the citizens of CO want.
This can't be. Governor Hickenlooper was SURE everyone in Colorado wanted gun control, especially benign laws like the ones he signed. It will be interesting if he signs the latest two. Will he deny people due process as well as their 2A Rights?
Doctored bro… They said 90% in favor of gun reform which we all know is doctored.
I for one am surprised by these numbers. Surely the good people of Colorado would do almost anything to get rid of Hickenlooper. Even if that means electing him to a higher office at least he would be out of the state.