Colorado: Coffman Has Big Lead in His Primary Survey

Posted June 2, 2008 at 6:29pm

Colorado: Coffman Has Big Lead In His Primary Survey

Secretary of State Mike Coffman was leading the crowded field seeking the GOP nomination in the Aug. 12, 6th district primary by a greater than 2-1 margin, according to a new poll conducted for his campaign.

In the May 27-28 poll by the Tarrance Group, Coffman topped his nearest competitor, businessman Wil Armstrong, 47 percent to 19 percent. State Sens. Ted Harvey and Steve Ward followed at 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

“These numbers are very encouraging, especially considering the fact that there are only 39 days until absentee ballots will be mailed out to voters and just over 70 days until the Primary Election,” Coffman campaign spokesman Dustin Zvonek said in a statement.

The poll surveyed 300 likely GOP primary voters. Its error margin was 5.8 points.

The suburban Denver 6th district leans Republican, and the winner of the GOP primary is expected to cruise to victory in November. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R) is retiring.

— David M. Drucker