Keating poll shows Coffman-Romanoff race a tie


    AURORA | An internal poll leaked by Andrew Romanoff’s campaign shows the Democratic challenger is nearly tied with Republican incumbent Mike Coffman for the 6th Congressional District seat.  The poll, which was conducted by Keating Research, shows Republican Mike Coffman with 44 percent of the district’s vote and Democrat Andrew Romanoff with 43 percent, while 13 percent of CD6 voters remain undecided.

    Among the registered independent voters, who represent 31 percent of likely voters in the 6th Congressional District, Romanoff holds an 11 point advantage over Coffman. According to the poll, around 45 percent of independent voters support Romanoff while 34 percent support Coffman. The rest remain undecided.

    Mike Coffman, Andrew _PerrAccording to Keating Research, this poll is representative of likely 2014 voters in the Sixth Congressional district with a 5 point Republican advantage based on projected turnout. Registered Republicans make up 37 percent of the district, while registered Democrats make up 32 percent, and independent voters comprise 31 percent.

    “The latest numbers confirm what we’ve known all along: This race is a dead heat,” said  Romanoff spokeswoman Denise Baron in a statement. “Mike Coffman and the out-of-state interest groups that back him have spent millions of dollars attempting to tear Andrew apart.  Their strategy hasn’t worked — and it won’t.  Andrew’s extraordinary record of leadership, his firm focus on growing the economy and strengthening the middle class, and the grassroots enthusiasm of nearly 1,000 volunteers have enabled us to pull even with the congressman.  The voters of this district are hungry for change, and on Nov. 4, that’s exactly what they’ll produce.”

    Coffman campaign spokesman Tyler Sandberg said the poll is a juvenile stunt on the part of Romanoff’s campaign. “We know this race is competitive, but we don’t need a half-baked poll to convince ourselves that we have a fighting chance to win it,” he said. “Team Coffman is just going to keep working hard, while Andrew Romanoff spends time and campaign money on polls that appear to have been commissioned from the back room of the dollar store.”