Poll: Debates could still change race in Colorado | VailDaily.com

Poll: Debates could still change race in Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” A new poll that shows Barack Obama leading in Colorado also shows that the upcoming presidential debates could still affect the race here.

The poll by Quinnipiac University found that 22 percent of voters say it’s very likely or somewhat likely that the debates could cause them to change their pick for president.

The voters who said they were most open to persuasion were independent and Hispanic voters. Thirty-three percent of independent voters say they could change their minds and 34 percent of Hispanic voters said the same.

The poll shows Obama leading 49 percent to 45 percent among likely voters, with a margin of error or 2.6 percentage points.

In a poll taken before the conventions, John McCain led in Colorado, 47 percent to 46 percent.

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