DENVER (KDVR) — Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans have already turned in their ballots for the 2022 midterm election. Others are waiting until Election Day on Nov. 8 to hear the final pitches from candidates.
But on Colorado Point of View this Sunday morning, analysts break down one major race where polling has one candidate with a double-digit advantage: the race for Colorado governor.
The exclusive FOX31/Channel 2/Emerson College poll conducted Oct. 26-29 shows Colorado’s incumbent governor with a 14-point lead over Heidi Ganahl. Among voters of all political affiliations, 53.6% of respondents said they would vote for Polis, while 39.9% said they would vote for Ganahl.
“Heidi Ganahl struggled to raise money enough money to get the message out there and get her name ID up,” FOX31/Channel 2 political analyst and Republican strategist Michael Fields said. “But I also think it’s why you’ve seen Republicans invest so heavily in the state Senate and say, you know, if there’s a Governor Polis, if there is a state house that goes Democratic, how do you stop some of this legislation they don’t like?”
“It’s the first time I’ve heard Michael talk about (this race) in the past tense,” FOX31/Channel 2 political analyst and Democratic strategist Andy Boian said. “The race is over. Heidi Ganahl, very favorable as a (University of Colorado) regent and popular among the regents, and a good person, will lose this race on Tuesday.”
Watch more in-depth analysis of the major races in Colorado and Election Day predictions this Sunday morning on Colorado Point of View at 7:30 a.m. on Channel 2.