As reported earlier, SurveyUSA has a new poll out today on the Governor’s race showing Democratic candidate Bill Ritter with a 10 point lead over Republican Bob Beauprez.The great part of SurveyUSA is they provide the cross-tabs that show how different demographic groups replied.
Ritter is leading Beauprez among Female respondents by a wide 57%-34% margin. Compare this to President Bush’s performance in 2004, where he garnered 51% of Coloradan women voters. That’s 17 points behind Bush when his approval rating was at 52%–seeing how that’s what percentage he got. In this SurveyUSA poll, Bush sits at 40%.
Another reason Beauprez might need to work on his charm: women were 56% of the voters in 2004. This SurveyUSA poll assumes a 50/50 split.
Other interesting notes:
– 91% of self-identifying “Liberals” support Ritter. 92% of self-identifying Democrats support Ritter. Many thought Ritter’s stance on choice would hurt him, but these numbers dispel that idea. The base has come home.
– Ritter leads Independents 54%-23%.
– Three income demographics are provided: less than $40, between $40k and $80k, and greater than $80k each year. Ritter leads in each of these three groups, but his largest margin is in the “greater than $80k” each year group. This group represent a little over one-third of all responding and gives Ritter a 54%-39% lead.