Rasmussen poll shows Udall, Gardner in dead heat

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Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican Congressman Cory Gardner.

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DENVER — A new poll Monday from Rasmussen Reports shows Colorado’s U.S. Senate race to be a toss-up, with Congressman Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, within one point of Democratic U.S. Mark Udall.

Udall, who is seeking a second term, draws 42 percent support in the poll.

Gardner, who just entered the race two weeks ago and has all but cleared the primary field, gets 41 percent in the survey.

Five percent of those polled prefer a different candidate — state Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, remains in the race — and 13 percent of respondents remain undecided.

The telephone survey of 500 Colorado voters was conducted last week by Rasmussen, a firm known to be more favorable to Republican candidates.

Prior polls by other firms showed Udall with just a three-point lead over former Senate candidates Ken Buck and Amy Stephens, both of whom have dropped out of the race to support Gardner.

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