DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 22 : Noelle Trueheart of New Era Colorado draws register to vote chalk sign at Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday. September 22, 2020. Staffs of New Era Colorado, one of the largest organizations in the country, are trying to register college students to vote and answer their voting logistics questions during the pandemic on national voter registration day. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

With the Presidential race entering the final stretch, former Vice President Joe Biden has an eight-point lead over President Trump in the state of Colorado. The latest PoliticalIQ.com poll, conducted by Scott Rasmussen, shows Biden with 51% of Likely Colorado Voters, while Trump is attracting 43% of the vote.  Just 1% plan to vote for some other candidate, and 3% are not sure.

Women are fueling Biden’s lead, with 59% of Likely Women Voters in Biden’s camp.  The former Vice President is also leading among Moderates 60% to President Trump’s 26%, as well as those not affiliated with either party, 57% to 25%. As is typical, President Trump holds the lead among Non-College Educated Voters 50% to 42%. He also has the advantage among those over 55 – 52% to Biden’s 47%. 

More to come shortly from the Colorado survey, including how the race for Senate is shaping up, as well as how Colorado views the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Hillary Clinton won Colorado in 2016, 48% to Trump’s 43%. Colorado has 9 Electoral Votes.

PoliticalIQ.com will be releasing new Battleground State polls every weekday until Election Day.  

Methodology

The survey of 800 Likely Colorado Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen from October 9-15, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Respondents were randomly selected from a list of Registered Voters and contacted via text or through a process of Random Digital Engagement. The Likely Voter sample was derived from a larger sample of Registered Voters using screening questions and other factors. Certain quotas were applied to the larger sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the state’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of the Likely Voters either identify as Republican or Lean Republican. Thirty-nine percent (32%) either identify as a Democrat or Lean Democrat. Twenty-three percent (23%) do not identify with either major party.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 3.5 percentage points.