President Biden's popularity weaker in Colorado, new poll shows
President Joe Biden's popularity in solid-blue Colorado is fading ahead of the 2024 election, a new Democratic poll shows.
Why it matters: The survey shows where voters stand just days before voting begins in Colorado's March 5 presidential primary with ballots hitting mailboxes as soon as Monday.
By the numbers: Biden is viewed favorably by 40% of registered voters with 58% holding an unfavorable opinion, according to a survey released Wednesday by Global Strategy Group, a Democratic-firm that frequent polls in Colorado.
- That's slightly worse than where he stood in June 2022.
What they're saying: "He's not well loved. It's obviously not a great number," pollster Andrew Baumann said.
State of play: Biden remains ahead of former President Trump in a hypothetical general election contest, at 49% to 41%.
Yes, but: Biden won Colorado by 14 percentage points in the 2020 election, 55% to 41%, indicating that more voters are undecided on his tenure in the White House.
The other side: Trump's standing in Colorado is declining and now just 36% view him favorably with 62% unfavorable.
The big picture: Colorado is emblematic of the national landscape when it comes to Biden, a polling average from FiveThirtyEight shows. But the state is more negative toward Trump.
The bottom line: The president's numbers are not low enough to draw significant concern given Colorado's position as a solidly Democratic state.
- "I would be flabbergasted if Colorado becomes a competitive state," Baumann told Axios Denver.
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