It’s pretty well understood that people just don’t like red light cameras. Well, what if we told you that people like red light cameras better than some Democratic politicians? It’s true and it comes from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling. Delicious.
Today, PPP published a poll that showing Hickenlooper unable to break 50% against every Republican candidate, but Tom Tancredo. Against Tom, he gets just 50%. The news is worse for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, who leads U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner by just two points – 47% to 45%, respectively, which is probably within the margin of error.
Nonetheless, you know what’s at a solid 50% approval rating? Red light cameras. That’s right folks. Again, Coloradans like red light cameras better than the Democrats’ top of the ticket. Here are the results of the poll:
Sorry, we’re still giggling. Of course, it’s worth noting that the R/D/U for the poll leans a little left at 36% D, 32% R, and 32% U. As we mentioned before, a more appropriate weighting would look something like this:
Local pollsters have been weighting their polling for this year at 38 or 39% Republican, 34 or 35% Democrat and 27 or 28% Unaffiliated. Historically speaking, U’s have never come close to 36% and likely won’t in this environment.
The poll, a survey of 618 Coloradans, was conducted April 17-20, 2014. The margin of error, oddly, was not disclosed. Also odd – top of the Republican ballot gubernatorial candidate Mike Kopp, either wasn’t included in the survey or the results weren’t released. Care to disclose either of these items, PPP? We know you have problems disclosing information that doesn’t benefit the left.
Nonetheless, maybe this is why Hick isn’t committing to legislation that would forbid red light cameras – the concept is actually more popular than he is.