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Magellan poll: Clinton up by 6 points in Colorado

Author: Dan Njegomir - November 3, 2016 - Updated: June 6, 2017

Survey results released earlier today by oft-cited Colorado pollster Dave Flaherty and Magellan Strategies shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in Colorado 44 percent to 38 percent.

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson was the presidential pick of 7 percent of survey respondents, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 2 percent support. Another 2 percent supported “some other candidate” and 7 percent were undecided.

The live landline and cell phone survey of 500 likely Colorado voters was conducted Nov. 1-2 and had a margin of error of +/- 4.38 percent. Magellan, a go-to polling source in the center-right camp, says this is its final poll before Election Day.

Some takeaways served up by Magellan in a statement accompanying the release of its poll:

Compared to our last Colorado survey on October 12th, we find that Hillary Clinton’s support has increased by 4 points from 40% to 44%, and Donald Trump’s support has increased by 3 points from 35% to 38%. Gary Johnson’s support has declined by 5-points and Jill Stein’s support has declined 3 points. We believe that Hillary Clinton is the beneficiary of the declines in support for the Libertarian and Green Party candidates, although she may have lost some support to Donald Trump, especially among voters 65 and older.

And this:

Looking at results by voter subgroup, it is no surprise Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 17 points among women, yet trails him by 5 points among men. Hillary Clinton is also doing very well among voters 44 and younger, a ground that traditionally leans Democrat. She is also holding a significant 10-point lead among unaffiliated voters that are likely to make up approximately 30% of the vote.


Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is a blogger and opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.

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