Could two polls (RMN-CBS4 and Rasmussen) be so far off--17 and 16 points, respectively? Could one new ad bump up Beauprez's numbers?
The new Zogby poll has Beauprez within the margin of error(+/- 4%), trailing Ritter 45.5%-42.8%, a difference of just 2.7%.
The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. ToTheRight and ColoradoPols agree.
A Beauprez recovery is definitely a good sign, although previous criticisms still stand. Instead of such large deficit to overcome, Beauprez could be campaigning on par or even with a lead. This being the real world, Beauprez simply needs to maintain and even build on the momentum he seems to have garnered in the past week, proving it more than a temporary surge. Beauprez appears to be digging himself out of the deep hole he has found himself in, but does he and his staffers have enough to climb out by November?
Of course, it comes as no surprise that the League of Conservation Voters find Beauprez unappealing, naming him as one of their "Dirty Dozen" on environmental issues.