DENVER (CBS4) – A new poll out Wednesday morning from Quinnipiac University shows Republican Bob Beauprez with a lead over Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in Colorado’s governor’s race.
The poll shows Beauprez with 45 percent and Hickenlooper with 40 percent. That’s a reversal from last week when Hickenlooper led the race by 1 percent.
The pollsters at Quinnipiac said independent voters are split evenly between the two candidates, and that the shift towards Beauprez is happening because males are “going Republican in a big way.”
“The gender battle leans Republican Bob Beauprez’ way as a surge of support from men eclipses Gov. Hickenlooper’s once commanding lead with women,” Quinnipiac University poll spokesman Tim Malloy said in a prepared statement.