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View Poll Results: Colorado Voters: Who is your pick for the 2018 election?
Bill Hammons -- Unity Party 1 1.72%
Scott Helker -- Libertarian 1 1.72%
Jared Polis -- Democrat 35 60.34%
Walker Stapleton -- Republican 20 34.48%
Other / Write-in Candidate (care to tell us who it is?) 1 1.72%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 10-02-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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First debate is this week and the first polling was released today. Polis looks like he has a healthy lead.

https://coloradosun.com/2018/10/02/p...governor-race/

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Democrat Jared Polis holds a comfortable seven-point advantage against Republican Walker Stapleton in Colorado’s governor’s race, according to a new bipartisan poll.

The survey of self-described likely voters showed Polis at 47 percent and Stapleton at 40 percent. An additional 11 percent were undecided.

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Old 10-02-2018, 11:09 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Honestly I don't think it matters. Denver liberals will elect the governor and the western slope will be ignored like always. Polis blew off an event in Grand Junction so we know what he thinks of this area.
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I wish we had a pragmatist like Hicklenooper instead of two demagogues to choose from. That being said, I do give Polis credit for understanding how really bad and misguided Prop 112 is.
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Honestly I don't think it matters. Denver liberals will elect the governor and the western slope will be ignored like always. Polis blew off an event in Grand Junction so we know what he thinks of this area.
I don’t like Polis. Would have much preferred to see Kennedy or Johnston. That said, I could never vote for Stapleton. Having our state government be a foil to the national Republican Party is very important to me.
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Honestly I don't think it matters. Denver liberals will elect the governor and the western slope will be ignored like always. Polis blew off an event in Grand Junction so we know what he thinks of this area.
So how do you think this should be resolved? Do you think that people outside of Denver should get to have their votes count twice?

The Western Slope isn't ignored, it's just a mathematical reality that more people live in Denver and the Front Range. That's how math works - more people get more votes, fewer people get fewer votes.
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:31 AM
 
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So how do you think this should be resolved? Do you think that people outside of Denver should get to have their votes count twice?

The Western Slope isn't ignored, it's just a mathematical reality that more people live in Denver and the Front Range. That's how math works - more people get more votes, fewer people get fewer votes.
But not even showing up for a debate...



At least try to make it look like you care.
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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But not even showing up for a debate...



At least try to make it look like you care.
Declining a specific debate is not "not even showing up" for it. Maybe he should have accepted, I have no idea why he didn't but given that he is a sitting Congressman, maybe there was a conflict he couldn't get out of.

But I suspect the people complaining would still be complaining about the reality that there are more voters in Denver even if he had shown up for this specific event.
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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So how do you think this should be resolved? Do you think that people outside of Denver should get to have their votes count twice?

The Western Slope isn't ignored, it's just a mathematical reality that more people live in Denver and the Front Range. That's how math works - more people get more votes, fewer people get fewer votes.
I agree and posts like jim’s make me laugh a little. It’s not like liberals are creatures that don’t exist outside of Denver. 42% of the 26,500 Garfield County votes were for Hillary and Routt Country went for Hillary 54-37.
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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Declining a specific debate is not "not even showing up" for it. Maybe he should have accepted, I have no idea why he didn't but given that he is a sitting Congressman, maybe there was a conflict he couldn't get out of.

But I suspect the people complaining would still be complaining about the reality that there are more voters in Denver even if he had shown up for this specific event.
Ignoring voters is never the right choice. I think you would agree.
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Ignoring voters is never the right choice. I think you would agree.
What I don't agree with is your choice to characterize declining one particular debate as "ignoring the voters." He has a campaign office in Grand Junction and has visited the area. He suggested sending the Lt Gov candidate as his surrogate for this particular event, an offer declined by the organizer. He has agreed to participate in another debate in the area.

Saying this is "ignoring the voters" is purely partisan spin.
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