BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The Republican debate will be held Wednesday evening at the Coors Events Center on the University of Colorado campus.
A lot of groups want the debate to be about more than just the economy. There were events focused on climate change, immigration, guns and the economy on Tuesday. On Wednesday protest groups are planning to hold a big peace march from downtown Boulder to the Coors Events Center.
CBS News just came out with new poll numbers showing Ben Carson has now surpassed Donald Trump. Twenty-six percent of Republican primary voters back Carson, giving him a 4 point lead over Trump. Support for Carson has quadrupled since August.
The rest of the Republican field lags far behind. Marco Rubio is now in third place with 8 percent, followed by Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina with 7 percent each. All other candidates are at 4 percent or lower.
But the state of the race is subject to change. Seven in 10 Republican primary voters say it’s too early to say for sure that their mind is made up. The poll also found more Republican voters are tuning into the campaign than Democrats, although Democrats are making sure their voices are heard in Boulder, which isn’t exactly Republican-friendly territory.
Boulder is one of the most liberal places in the country. But Wednesday it will turn red for one day as the Republican presidential candidates converge on the city for the latest must-see TV debate.
The debate, titled CNBC’s Your Money, Your Vote: The Presidential Debate on the Economy takes place at 6 p.m. at the Coors Events Center. More information is available at cnbc.com/gop-debate-2016/.
Look for CBS4’s continuing reports leading up to the debate and analysis afterwards on CBS4 News and CBSDenver.com.