DEAR AMERICA: Is Colorado a New ‘Battle Ground’ State? Results Could Swing the Election

Clinton and Trump are neck and neck. Could Colorado be the deciding state? Not too long until we find out.

A new Quinnipiac poll shows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied at 47 percent in a head-to-head race in Colorado. When Libertarian and Green Party candidates are added into the mix, Trump is down just 2 points (44 percent to 42 percent). That’s a big swing from Quinnipiac’s last poll of Colorado in August when Clinton led Trump by 10 points (49 percent to 39 percent).

The tightening, according to Quinnipiac, is mostly due to shifts among white college-educated voters: In August, Clinton had a 25-point lead among that group (58 percent to 33 percent) but now leads Trump by just 5 points (45 percent to 40 percent).

Trump has increased his margin over Clinton among white voters without college degrees from 17 points in August to 23 points in September. Clinton’s margin over Trump among non-white voters is steady: It was a 35 points in August (64 percent to 29 percent) in August and is 38 points in September (62 percen to 24 percent).


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