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A new poll in Colorado shows Democrats poised for big wins in the 2020 election. Can you trust the numbers?

A new poll conducted just days before the 2020 election shows Democrats Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper are poised for double-digit victories in Colorado. Biden, a Democrat, leads President Donald Trump 53% to 41% in the presidential race with only a fraction of voters undecided, according to the Keating Research poll of likely voters shared […]

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5 numbers that show why 2020 was never going to be an easy year for Cory Gardner in Colorado

Six years ago, Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper appeared on the same ballot. In the U.S. Senate race, Gardner — then a congressman — upset a Democratic incumbent senator in a strong Republican year. In the governor’s race, Hickenlooper beat back a GOP challenger to win his second term. Plenty of similarities exist between the […]

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Donald Trump’s Colorado troubles are evident in his poll numbers, new analysis shows

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings in Colorado fluctuated often since he took office, but an analysis of two dozen polls over four years shows his numbers never greatly improved.  The Republican started his term with 45% approval and 44% disapproval in Colorado, one poll found, the first and only time he stood in positive territory. […]

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Colorado’s small, in-person RNC delegation says the event was “spectacular.” But other Republicans feel left behind.

The Colorado delegates chosen to attend the Republican National Convention in person say catching coronavirus while in North Carolina wasn’t a concern, and some who had to stay home say they wish the national party had held a full, normal event. Colorado sent six representatives to join the 336 delegates who gathered at the start […]

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Opinion: Joe Biden and the Democrats bet that empathy is a winning approach

Party nominating conventions tend to move in multiple directions at once — trying to shore up their base, reach out to undecided voters, sell the top-ticket nominees while promoting up-and-comers, etc. This year’s Democratic National Convention, despite its unusual circumstances and format, was no exception. But perhaps more so than other modern conventions, this one […]

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Littwin: We knew the conventions would be weird this year, but what could be weirder than a united Democratic Party?

It will be fascinating — OK, mildly interesting, unless you’re a junkie like me — to see what kind of virtual conventions the Democrats and Republicans can pull off over the next few weeks. We won’t have to wait long. Democrats are scheduled to start on Monday, Republicans a week later. It’s definitely a challenge. […]

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Colorado progressives begrudgingly turn toward John Hickenlooper after U.S. Senate primary victory

John Hickenlooper is now the best hope for progressive Democrats to make meaningful change in November’s election on climate change, race and health care. And they’re not too happy about it.  “At this time, the most Hickenlooper will get out of me is my vote in November,” said Tay Anderson, Denver Public School board member […]