Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading the pack of favored GOP presidential contenders in Colorado for the 2016 election.
The overnight flash poll by VoterGravity.com queried nearly 8,300 Coloradans Monday who had voted in the last four primaries.
Walker, a native of Colorado, led the pack by a wide margin of 33 percent, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 14 percent.
It’s still early in the campaign and no one has officially thrown their hat into the ring, which probably explains why “Other” came in third place with 12 percent of the respondents. Dr. Ben Carson came in fourth place with 12 percent.
Interestingly, those already running the country from Washington didn’t fare so well. From Breitbart:
Sitting senators didn’t do well in Colorado. Marco Rubio (7 percent), Rand Paul (6 percent) and Ted Cruz (4 percent) were near the bottom of the Voter Gravity survey. That could be bad news for Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat who’ll be seeking re-election in 2016. Coloradans replaced Dem. Sen. Mark Udall with Republican Cory Gardner last year.
Remember the war on women that Udall so desperately clung to win reelection? The tactic is not expected to help the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, either.
Pollster Kellyanne Conway, president of WomanTrend, told Newsmax the war on women died in 2014, but if Clinton continues to fight the battle it would only alienate voters.
“All of these candidates doubling down on abortion and contraception — and throwing in minimum wage and pay equity for good measure — lost,” she said. “And they alienated a lot of male voters. Mark Udall, the senator in Colorado, got 39 percent of the male vote after running the ‘war on women’ type campaign.
“So not only did it not attract female voters to run with this ‘war on women’ in 2014, it alienated a slew of male voters,” she said.
Clinton is leading Walker in a couple of national polls, but we expect her numbers to drop like a hammer on a nail once the GOP nominee is set.