KUSA - A new Colorado survey finds a statistical tie in the likely matchup for Sen. Mark Udall's (D-Colorado) re-election race and some cushion for incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado) against his GOP challengers.
The survey, conducted by the left-leaning group Public Policy Polling finds Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) trails Udall by two percentage points, which is within the margin of error.
The 42 – 40 result in the Udall race closely mirrors the result of an earlier poll by the more conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports.
The PPP poll underscores why conservative groups are taking jabs at Udall over the nation's new healthcare law. 51 percent of respondents said they disapproved of the Affordable Care act.
The news was even worse for the Udall camp among Hispanic voters, a key Democratic voting bloc. PPP found 57 percent of Hispanic voters disapproved of the ACA. The same percentage responded that the rollout of Obamacare was unsuccessful.
By contrast, Gov. Hickenlooper's numbers look much brighter. The newest Republican hoping to challenge him had the best showing in a head-to-head hypothetical matchup.
Former congressman Bob Beauprez trailed Hickenlooper by ten points, 48 – 38.
Hickenlooper leads against Secretary of State Scott Gessler 48 – 36 and he leads former congressman Tom Tancredo 50 – 36 in the results.