Business-related Colorado amendments hold leads, polls find

An initiative to reinstate a presidential primary in Colorado is winning by a significant margin, while a proposal to make it harder to change the state constitution has a narrower lead, according to a pair of polls released Wednesday.

The surveys follow a duo released Tuesday by the same Louisville-based polling firm, Magellan Strategies, showing that a constitutional amendment to raise the state’s minimum wage is likely to pass and a proposal to create a single-payer health-insurance system in the state is very likely to fail.

Of the two issues discussed Wednesday by Magellan, the one that appears in better shape is Proposition 107, which would replace the current presidential caucuses with a primary that would allow unaffiliated voters to cast ballots in one of the party contests. A majority of voters — 54 percent — back the proposal, while 36 percent oppose it and 10 percent remain undecided, according to the survey of 500 likely general-election voters that was conducted from Aug. 29-31.

The initiative polls best, not surprisingly with unaffiliated voters, who approve of it by a margin of 66 percent to 27 percent. Democrats back it by an edge of 60 percent to 29 percent, while Republicans oppose it by a smaller margin of 51 percent to 39 percent.

Business-related Colorado amendments hold leads, polls find:

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