A new poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado by USA Today and Suffolk University finds Republican Cory Gardner with a seven-point lead over first-term Democratic incumbent Mark Udall. The poll found 46 percent of likely Colorado voters say they prefer Gardner, while 39 percent say they prefer Udall. USA Today has also shifted their projection of the race from a toss-up to leaning Republican.
This is the seventh straight poll to show Gardner in the lead, and the Real Clear Politics average of polls gives the Republican a 4.4-point lead.
The USA Today/Suffolk poll also found Gardner leading Udall among both men and women voters and with all age groups except those voters between the ages of 18 and 25. In addition, 53 percent say they disapprove of Udall's job as senator and 54 percent have an unfavorable opinion of him. President Barack Obama fares even worse, with 57 percent saying they disapprove of his job and 56 percent saying they have an unfavorable opinion of him.
Among those who say they have already voted, Gardner is winning 52 percent to Udall's 44 percent.