The 2nd Congressional District is considered a Democratic stronghold and Jared Polis has coasted to victory since winning a three-way Democratic primary in 2008. But according to the Denver Post, Polis’ bankrolling of ballot measures dealing with fracking and drilling may have upset Coloradans. George Leing’s campaign released poll data that they say shows a Republican can win the race.
Polis’ approval rating is 37 percent with 38 percent of voters having an unfavorable opinion, according to the poll. Asked whether Polis deserved re-election, 37 percent said yes, while 43 percent said it is time to give someone new a chance. However, 64 percent of the voters had never heard of Leing, the Republican candidate who hopes to defeat Polis.