Magellan Strategies gives us our third look in two days at how the state’s voters view the presidential candidates, and the Colorado-based polling firm has Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by six points.
Magellan surveyed 500 likely voters by cell phone and landline on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, after voters knew that the FBI was looking at new emails that may or may not be related to its previous investigation of Clinton’s private email server.
They found that 44 percent of Colorado voters favored Clinton compared to 38 percent for Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson got 7 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 2 percent. Seven percent of voters were undecided, and 2 percent liked one of the lesser known candidates on the ballot.
These findings are in contrast to a University of Denver poll by Floyd Ciruli that found Clinton and Trump tied in a four-way race.
These findings represent a four-point increase in support for Clinton compared to the last Magellan Strategies poll taken in mid-October. Trump’s support increased three points. Magellan attributes this shift to voters who initially preferred a third-party candidate going instead for the Democrat or Republican and Clinton benefitting more from that trend. Both Johnson and Stein have lost support in the last few weeks.
Magellan found Clinton with a 10-point lead among unaffiliated voters who make up 30 percent of Colorado’s electorate.
Barack Obama won Colorado by five points over Mitt Romney in 2012.