Welcome to The Mountaineer, a resource for progressives and a guide for advocates across Colorado, published by Global Strategy Group and ProgressNow Colorado. Research presented in this publication is the result of a survey conducted between January 22 and 28, 2024, among 801 registered voters in Colorado. The margin of error at the 95% confidence level for Colorado voters is +/- 3.5%. The margin of error on sub-samples is greater.
This fourteenth publication will focus on the political landscape and the major issues voters are focused on 10 months out before the presidential election, including voters’ views on the parties and the major players in the state.
In this issue:
· Most voters agree that Trump engaged in an insurrection and should be off the ballot. Coloradans, by and large, believe that Trump engaged in insurrection and deeply support the insurrection clause in the 14th amendment. A solid majority supports the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to kick the former President off the ballot, including a large majority of unaffiliated voters.
· Lauren Boebert is cratering and dragging the GOP further down with unaffiliateds. Voters believe Republicans are out of touch and have the wrong priorities, especially when it comes to the issues of abortion, education, and climate. Lauren Boebert has only made matters worse as her statewide standing has cratered even as she has become the face of the Colorado GOP. Meanwhile, Governor Polis and Colorado Democrats enjoy continued support despite a decline in President Biden’s favorability.
· Colorado voters don’t want tax cuts for the wealthy. Coloradans believe the wealthy do not pay enough in taxes and that important priorities are underfunded. Thus, they want to see more fiscal support for working families and would strongly prefer that any income tax be limited to Coloradans below certain income thresholds.