New poll shows Hillary Clinton, Sen. Michael Bennet leading in Colorado

A new poll from Monmouth University shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Michael Bennet maintaining double-digit leads in Colorado.

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A campaign sign in a Speer neighborhood yard. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A new poll from Monmouth University shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Michael Bennet maintaining double-digit leads in Colorado over their competitors.

The poll released Monday is in line with what Monmouth University reported in July and flies in the face of speculation that the presidential race is tightening in Colorado.

“Some polls had suggested that Colorado was becoming more competitive.  That may have been true last month, but it does not appear to be the case now,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a statement.

“Clinton’s current lead is as comfortable as it was three months ago, which is probably why her campaign has not diverted a lot of resources here.”

Trump and his campaign, on the other hand, have been spending more time in Colorado in recent weeks. He had two stops scheduled in the state Monday in Loveland and Pueblo.

Despite his visits, the business mogul seems to be lagging behind Clinton.

Among Colorado voters likely to participate in November’s presidential election, 49 percent currently support Clinton and 38 percent back Trump, the poll shows.

Another 7 percent intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson, who is stopping in Colorado on Monday, and 3 percent support Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Three percent of voters are undecided, according to Monmouth.

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn is having a difficult time introducing himself to voters. That paired with most people — 53 percent of voters — approving of the job Bennet has done during his tenure in the U.S. Senate could partly explain why Glenn continues to be down in the polls.

Bennet currently leads Glenn 53 percent to 35 percent. The senator widened his lead over his Republican challenger since July, according to Monmouth.

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