Rasmussen: Ken Buck 48%, Michael Bennet 44%; CNN: Buck 47%, Bennet 46%;
Colorado's U.S. Senate race is a toss up with Ken Buck leading Michael Bennet among 750 likely voters 48% to 44% with 6% undecided, according to Rasmussen Reports. Two weeks ago Buck led 47% to 45%. The margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points. A CNN/Time poll of likely voters has Buck leading Bennet 47% to 46%. CNN says Buck leads among men 51% to 39% and Bennet leads among women 54% to 42%. CNN says:
"As frequently happens in Colorado politics, the race for the Senate will be decided in the Denver suburbs," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
"Bennet has a two-to-one lead in Denver and Boulder counties, with Buck holding a sizeable lead in Eastern and Western Colorado and along the northern and southern parts of the Front Range.
But in the four-county area immediately surrounding Denver, the race is essentially tied, with Bennet holding an edge in older suburbs and Buck piling up big margins in exurban communities."
Bennet appears to be picking up ground; he trailed Buck by five points among likely voters in a September 17-21 CNN/Time/ORC poll.
While the candidates are virtually tied among likely voters, Bennet leads by five points, 49 to 44 percent, among the larger pool of registered voters.