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CNN Poll: Obama 50, Romney 48 in Colorado

Nov. 1, 2012
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President Barack Obama leads Republican nominee Mitt Romney 50-48 in Colorado, a CNN/ORC International Inc. poll released Thursday find.

The telephone survey of 984 adults -- 904 registered voters and 733 likely voters -- was conducted Oct. 26-31 and has a margin of error for likely voters of 3.5 percentage points.

It was released just before Obama was to campaign in Boulder and just after Romney running mate Paul Ryan campaigned in Greeley.

The poll found Romney 10 points ahead of Obama among men while Obama held a 13-point advantage among women.

Voters who earned more than $50,000 in 2011 preferred Romney, while lower-income voters went for Obama.

Keating Holland, CNN's polling director, said the survey indicates Obama leads Romney by almost 2-to-1 in Denver and Boulder and is ahead 53-45 in the Denver suburbs.

"But the GOP challenger appears to do better in many Front Range suburbs around cities like Fort Collins and Colorado Springs," Holland said.

He said Romney leads Obama 55-43 when those sections are combined with the rural east and west portions of the state, in which nine electoral votes are at stake in Tuesday's presidential election.

Obama leads Romney 49-47 among independent voters in Colorado, the poll found.

Source: Copyright United Press International 2012

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