Buck camp: 10-points ahead in GOP race
Ken Buck’s campaign for U.S. Senate is touting a 10-point lead over Jane Norton in their matchup for the Republican nomination for the seat, according to a poll released Friday by Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies.
Buck paid Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies to do the poll.
Buck’s 42 percent support versus Norton’s 32 percent is “what momentum looks like,” Buck’s deputy campaign manager, Ethan Eilon, said in an e-mail to supporters.
Norton’s campaign manager, Josh Penry, said the person who came up with those numbers was Buck’s in-house pollster and that Norton remains the favorite among Republicans.
Buck garnered 76 percent of the vote at the state GOP convention last month in a matchup that Norton skipped.
Norton qualified for the ballot this week after turning in 35,000 signatures.
“We are the grass roots of Colorado, and the rest of the state is starting to take notice,” Eilon said in the e-mail, which was aimed at encouraging supporters to contribute to Buck’s campaign.
Penry said the poll missed Norton’s strength.
“Every independent poll shows Jane beating Buck, Romanoff, Bennet and all the rest of the Good Ol’ Boys,” Penry said.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff are embroiled in their own battle for the Democratic Party nomination.