As the 2014 campaign moves forward following last week’s primaries, the U.S. Senate race between Republican Rep. Cory Gardner and liberal U.S. Senator Mark Udall is still highly competitive. According to a Rasmussen survey of likely Colorado voters released yesterday, 43% of voters would vote for Udall an 42% would vote for Gardner. That’s well within the +/- 4 percent margin of error.
The telephone survey of 750 likely voters conducted June 25-26, 2014 also showed that 6% of voters prefer another candidate and 9% are undecided.
As an incumbent, this has to be troubling for Sen. Udall. Not only have Coloradans had five years to get to know him as a Senator, but he also spent years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and in the Colorado legislature. In addition, Udall and his supporters (see: Planned Parenthood) have spent a lot of money trying to strong-arm women into falsely thinking that Gardner is anti-woman. And, Udall’s numbers haven’t budged since the March Rasmussen poll release.
Then again, perhaps Coloradans are wising up to Udall’s do-nothing style of representation. If 42-43% is Udall’s ceiling as an incumbent, Election Day is going to be a sad, sad day for our fair Senator.