Poll shows Obama with slim lead over Romney in Colorado

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DENVER — A new poll from Purple Strategies shows a very tight race between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in Colorado, a state that could decide who wins the White House this fall.

Obama leads Romney among Colorado voters polled by a margin of  48 percent to 46 percent.

While Obama has actually gained a point from where he stood in the last Purple Strategies poll of Colorado voters, the race now appears much closer than it did in April, when a poll by Public Policy Polling showed the President with a 13-point edge over Romney in the state.

Among the 600 Coloradans polled over the last week, Obama has a better favorability  rating than Romney.

While 42 percent of voters polled view Romney favorably, 50 percent view him unfavorably.

Compare that to Obama, whose job approval rating among Colorado voters is 48 percent — the same percentage of Coloradans disapprove of the job he’s doing as President.

“Among independents, Obama has a strong advantage on caring about the middle class, while Romney has the edge on jobs and leading us into the future,” the poll concludes.