The 2020 election was an unmitigated disaster for Donald Trump, Cory Gardner, and the Republican Party in Colorado.
Here’s what we found:
- Hispanic voters, unaffiliateds, and college-educated whites drove Biden and Hickenlooper victories
- 2020 saw the continued shift of white-collar metro areas away from Republicans, while Biden’s results in the blue-collar metros and rural Colorado were relatively close to Polis’ margins in 2018
- Trump has damaged the GOP brand in Colorado in a way that could last for years, while Polis and Bennet have strong standing heading into the 2022 cycle
Hispanics, white women, college-educated whites, and unaffiliateds helped drive Prop 115 to a resounding defeat