"Rasmussen poll gives Bob Beauprez first lead in governor's race," is by Joey Bunch in the Denver Post.
Though incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob Beauprez have been divided by only a few points at or near the margin of error for weeks, the first poll that put Beauprez ahead came out Monday.
The generally right-leaning Rasmussen Reports statewide survey put Beauprez ahead with 45 percent to the incumbent's 44 percent among likely voters. Third-party or independent candidates combine for 4 percent, leaving potentially 7 percent undecided two months from Election Day. The margin of error was gauged at 3.5 percent.
The representative sample of 800 Coloradans also were asked, "How would you rate the job John Hickenlooper has been doing as governor?" The result: 47 percent disappoved, 45 percent approved.
The article notes that a Post poll will be coming out later this week.
"Hickenlooper out of step with Colorado voters on death penalty: poll," is by Valerie Richardson for the Washington Times.
A poll released Monday shows Colorado voters favor the death penalty by more than 2 to 1, which could spell trouble for Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s re-election bid.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday found that a whopping 59 percent of likely Colorado voters surveyed support capital punishment in general, while 25 percent are opposed and 16 percent aren’t sure.
The survey also found Republican candidate Bob Beauprez leading Mr. Hickenlooper by 45 to 44 percentage points, within the margin of error. A poll released Sunday by NBC News/Marist found Mr. Hickenlooper ahead by 43 to 39 percentage points among likely voters.
Earlier coverage from Colorado begins at the link.