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New poll shows Polis leading Stapleton in Colorado governor race

Posted at 9:20 AM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 11:26:37-04
Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton
Democrat Jared Polis (left) and Republican Walker Stapleton (right) are both running for governor of Colorado.

DENVER – A poll released Wednesday morning from Magellan Strategies shows Democrat Jared Polis with a 7-point lead over Republican Walker Stapleton.

The poll, which has a margin of error of 4.38 percent, shows Polis leading Stapleton with 47 percent to 40 percent. Nine percent of voters are still undecided.

The poll showed Stapleton was trailing Polis by 26 points when it came to unaffiliated voters, both had just a two percent approval rating among Republican and Democrat voters.

The poll also showed many voters are still undecided about two transportation ballot initiatives, Proposition 109 and Proposition 110.

Proposition 109, also known as “Fix our damn roads” is polling much higher, with fewer voters undecided.

That proposition would call for the state to borrow $3.5 billion in bonds to fund high-priority construction projects on CDOT’s list.

The poll showed 52 percent of voters would approve proposition 109 with 23 percent of voters opposed and another 25 percent undecided.

Proposition 110 would increase state sales taxes from 2.9 percent to 3.52 percent for the next 20 years to fund transportation projects statewide.

Under the proposal, the state would incur $6 billion in debt to provide funding for the project. The sales tax would collect approximately $766.7 million annually to pay it off.

Prop 110 shows 35 percent of voters would vote for it, and 34 percent of voters would vote against it. Thirty-one percent of voters are undecided.