Rasmussen: Romney leading Obama in Colorado

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DENVER – Amidst the swirl of controversy surrounding Mitt Romney’s controversial comments about the poor and the wider conservative angst that their presidential candidate may be blowing a very winable election, a new poll released Tuesday shows that Romney is actually winning.

A new survey from conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen shows Romney ahead of Obama in Colorado by a margin of 47 percent to 45 percent.

That’s well within the poll’s 4.5 percent margin of error, but a positive sign for the Romney campaign after a flurry of polls last week showed President Obama extending his lead nationally and in several swing states following his party’s convention in Charlotte, N.C..

The survey of 500 likely Colorado voters was conducted on Monday, just as the video of Romney’s controversial comments to wealthy donors at a fundraiser was blowing up the interweb.

The Colorado numbers mirror Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll, which also shows Romney ahead nationally by a 47-45 percent margin.

The Real Clear Politics average of all polling data now shows Obama with a 1.7 percent lead in Colorado.

Last week, a survey by Chris Keating for OnSight Public Affairs and Project New America showed Obama ahead by five points (49-44) while another by Survey USA for the Denver Post showed Obama with just a one point (47-46) edge.

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