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Poll: Obama increases edge over McCain in Colorado

AP PhotoThe Democratic National Convention was held in Denver this year. Some say that is one of the reasons Obama is leading McCain in polls here.

DENVER, Colorado ” A decision by Democrats to hold their national convention in Denver seems to be paying off for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

According to new poll results released Tuesday, Obama has taken a slight lead over GOP candidate John McCain in Colorado.

The poll by Quinnipiac University shows Obama leading 49 percent to 45 percent among likely voters, with a margin of error or 2.6 percentage points. The poll surveyed 1,418 likely voters from Sept. 14 through Sept. 21.

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

The assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, Peter Brown, says Democrats picked Denver for their convention hoping for a boost and it appears to be working.

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