Where do voters stand in Colorado?
Insight into tight swing state race
- Duration 4:29
- Date Oct 18, 2012
Insight into tight swing state race
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And your election headquarters in with just nineteen days left until the November 6 vote we are taking a close look at the battleground states.
That could hold the keys to the White House today my personal favorite my home state of Colorado.
Colorado has nine electoral votes up for grabs and both campaigns are fighting very hard to get them.
In terms of the stats.
Economic statistics they should say unemployment in Colorado right now a little bit higher than the national average of eight point 2%.
Daschle -- to back three dollars and 69 cents for a gallon of regular in Colorado that's better than some places in the country right now.
One in about every 572.
Housing units is in foreclosure that puts Colorado.
Quite high up there against the rest of the nation.
In terms of the history of the visits of these candidates President Obama has been -- to a Colorado eight times Mitt Romney there -- seven times.
They are fighting very hard for this state let's talk about it with Allison -- she is a line.
For the Denver Post and rejoins us -- he looks like your endeavor today Allison am -- right about that I.
In Denver I have and been very lucky I yeah I am so Gyllenhaal.
The Colorado voted for President Obama last time around that vote that broke something of a pattern from Colorado can you explain them.
Yes I mean Colorado had then sort of some of red state I mean it did go for Clinton -- actually in the nineties but -- it has been kind of a red state and and Obama won by nine points.
Two years later another Democrat won a statewide race senator Michael Bennet but he only won by less than 2% of -- those obviously.
Very close so this is -- -- far from assured that for the Obama campaign this time around them.
What -- the big issues.
The biggest is I mean that is that what's happening in -- -- though.
Is what's happening everywhere -- -- -- are worried about jobs people are worried about the deficit that that.
I mean we -- we had to pull out.
Four days ago that still has Romney and Obama at a statistical tie -- Nikkei gained two points from a -- -- -- -- five weeks ago.
So he -- and he made some gains especially among college educated voters actually.
He is up five points in our poll among college educated voters.
-- five weeks ago the president was up five points among that same group of people so those are publicly debate watchers that that was probably -- post debate on that the governor's.
And so it at this point I think it's sort of anyone's -- mail ballots are out.
People are starting about now.
And it's gonna be it could be within a one or two point you know could -- one -- two point race.
Yeah and interest saying that Mitt Romney's campaign surged after that first debate a debate that was held right there in Denver.
Are you seeing the same kind of thing happening say one.
And seen if that same kind of thing that's that's that's sort of that the poll I think indicated that I think college educated voters.
Are probably the ones who watched the ninety minute debate.
And they sell and and and it flipped the support for Romney flipped almost completely from Obama so I think that that debate.
Helps -- a lot in this state and that's why it's so close now.
Interesting to upholster -- democratic pollster by the name of Stan Greenberg did some polling in Colorado and found that.
President Obama's support took a major slide among unmarried women.
Especially after that first debate are you seeing that same thing.
You know I I have I I think I think everything after the first -- -- and that's why you see now we had a second today.
You see sex an aggressive push on behalf of the Obama campaign to try to gain some voters I -- What I it's what I've heard from pollsters nationally and -- -- -- there are socked committed there's a group of socked committed voters people who.
-- sort of lean one way or the other they're not really undecided they're sort of -- soft committed.
And that's who both sides are trying to get it to change their mind.
The number of undecided truly undecided voters is probably since not this point.
That there but they're looking at socked connect and that's who people who watch it that they are Sierra rally or you know sexiest speech and say.
I might change my mind I'm still thinking about it.
Allison Sherry is the Washington correspondent for the Denver Post and since you're in Denver you gotta get out there and enjoy that beautiful day looks like a great one.
Now I have three more weeks -- I've got to got to be safe out there well thank you go enjoy Colorado thanks.