Obama’s lead grows to 50-46 in final Colorado poll

Obama told FOX31 he has prepared two speeches for Election Night. Mitt Romney said he has only prepared a victory speech.

Obama told FOX31 he has prepared two speeches for Election Night. Mitt Romney said he has only prepared a victory speech.

DENVER — A final poll of likely Colorado voters shows President Barack Obama increasing his lead in this swing state on the eve of Election Day.

The survey from pollster Chris Keating shows Obama with 50 percent support and Republican Mitt Romney with 46 percent.

Keating, who has tracked Colorado since August for polls contracted by OnSight Public Affairs, has yet to do a survey showing Obama cracking the 50 percent mark until now.

“Obama’s advantage with key demographic groups like unaffiliated voters and women has given him a narrow but sturdy lead at the end of this election cycle,” Keating said in a release Monday. “It certainly appears that Colorado will come down to which campaign can turn out voters.”

According to Keating, Obama has a five-point advantage with early voters, which amounts to almost 80 percent of the state’s electorate. The president also leads by a four-to-one margin with Latinos.

With 1.8 million ballots received by clerks across the state, Republicans hold a narrow two percent edge over Democrats, who anticipate that they’ll win by enough of a margin with unaffiliated voters to make up the difference.