Round one of Poll-a-Palooza from Quinnipiac University.
A new poll shows Barack Obama leading John McCain among Colorado voters by 5 percentage points.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows Obama, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, with a 12 percent lead among independent voters in the state.
The poll focused on Colorado and three other states seen as battleground states this year — Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Here’s the crosstabs from the Colorado survey of 1,351 likely voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percent.
All: Obama 49 percent, McCain 44.
Independent: Obama 51 percent, McCain 39.
Female: Obama 53 percent, McCain 39.
Male: McCain 50 percent, Obama 45.
White: McCain 47 percent, Obama 46.
Hispanic: Obama 62 percent, McCain 36.
18- to 34-year-old: Obama 53 percent, McCain 45.
35- to 54-year-old: Obama 49 percent, McCain 42.
55 and older: Obama 55 percent, McCain 45.
Voters less likely to vote for McCain because of his age: 19.
Voters who say McCain’s age doesn’t matter: 78.
Voters who say Obama’s race won’t affect their vote: 91.
Top issue affecting vote
Top issue in deciding who to vote for: Economy 47 percent, war in Iraq 19, health care 10, illegal immigration 9.
U.S. Senate race
All voters: Democrat Mark Udall 48 percent, Republican Bob Schaffer 38.
Independent voters: Udall 54 percent, Schaffer 27.
State constitutional amendment barring affirmative action
All voters: For 66 percent, against 15.
To which I add my standard caution: Keep in mind — with a 131 days before Election Day — anything can happen in these races.