Donald Trump has now made Colorado a competitive state. Hillary Clinton had a lead there for a while but Trump closed the gap and now they’re deadlocked in a statistical tie.
CBS News reports:
Poll: Clinton, Trump in tossup Colorado race; Clinton holds lead in Virginia
In Virginia, Hillary Clinton has an eight-point lead, though that’s down from the sizable twelve points it was last month amid her post-convention bounce. Colorado is a tossup — Clinton holds a mere one-point lead over Trump. In Colorado, in particular, both candidates get negative ratings from voters across a range of characteristics, setting up a debate tomorrow in which each needs to assuage some basic concerns that voters – including their own partisans – have about them, as much as try to win over new support.
The movement in Virginia, such as it is, echoes some trends we’ve seen in national polling lately. Clinton’s voters are not moving directly to Trump; to the extent that any are shifting, some have slipped into being undecided. Meanwhile Trump’s support has held steady. He is doing better among Republicans in Colorado than he is in Virginia, which is part of the difference in his standing between the two states. He has converted a few more of those previously unsure last month, and his voters have maintained their enthusiasm for voting overall.
It will be fascinating to see if Trump eventually takes the lead in Colorado.
He’s widening his path to 270 electoral votes every few days.