Michael BennetLooks like Quinnipiac polling wasn’t done with Colorado. A survey released this morning shows that voters don’t think U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet should be reelected, want the death penalty for James Holmes, and oppose stricter gun control laws.

Only 32 percent of voters statewide said Bennet deserved to be reelected with a weak majority of Democrats backing him, 56 percent. Only 27 percent of independents and 24 percent of Republicans supported Bennet.


Democrats were almost equally supportive of the movie theater gunman, with 52 percent saying Holmes should be spared the death sentence and allowed to live his life in prison while 43 percent said he deserved to die.

Republicans and independents were less forgiving – 77 percent of the GOP and 68 percent of independents agreed that Holmes should be given the death penalty.

Statewide, voters said they would not support stricter gun control laws, 56 percent said no while 39 percent said yes.

The breakdown along party lines was not surprising, 76 percent of Democrats want more gun laws while 80 percent of Republicans and nearly 60 percent of independents said no way.

The poll was conducted July 9-20 with 1,231 Colorado voters — 36 percent were independents, 29 percent Republicans, 26 percent Democrats and ten percent identified as other. The margin of error was 2.8 percent.