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Romanoff pulls even with Bennet

ALLISON SHERRY
the denver post

Democratic Senate hopeful Andrew Romanoff has closed a double-digit deficit and pulled even with incumbent Michael Bennet in Colorado’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, according to a new Denver Post/9News poll.

In the Republican primary, Ken Buck leads Jane Norton by 9 points, down from a 16-point lead in June.

Romanoff and Bennet are about even – 48 percent to 45 percent, respectively – in the poll of 536 Democrats who have voted or are likely to vote in the Aug. 10 primary. The question has a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points.

The results show a surge for the former state House speaker since June, when he was 17 points behind, and are likely a reflection of a well-organized and passionate ground game, analysts say. Romanoff recently sold his house and cashed in savings to loan his campaign $325,000.

On the Republican side, former Lt. Gov. Norton has scored some points on Buck since a June Denver Post/9News poll showed her trailing him by double digits.

In the most recent survey of 588 likely and actual GOP voters, Buck leads Norton 50 percent to 41 percent, with a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

But at 41 percent, Norton is still at a significant disadvantage to Buck, who has enjoyed more than $1.5 million in television, radio and mail advertising paid for by outside groups that don’t have to disclose donors. Many of the recent ads attack Norton.

See more at DenverPost.com


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