The majority of those surveyed feel the recent efforts to recall Colorado Gov. Jared Polis will have a meaningful impact on state politics, according to a poll on gjsentinel.com.
Efforts to recall Polis dominated the state's political landscape this summer, but the groups gathering signatures ultimately fell well short of the 631,266 valid signatures required.
Slightly more than 65% of respondents affirmed the recall efforts, with 289 saying that it represented a large segment of the voting population. Others felt it sets the stage for further recall efforts (153) and sends a message to the governor (91).
Of the 278 who voted no, the majority said the recall efforts were a political stunt (182). Additional voters said the movement gathered well under the required signature total (63) or that it was a ploy to gather voter information (33).
Daily Sentinel polls are open-access and do not meet the criteria to be considered true scientific polls.
The current poll at gjsentinel.com also has a political bent: Which local ballot measure in the upcoming election is most important to you? Options include: Bond Measure 4A, which would fund the rebuilding of Grand Junction High School and other school improvements; Charter Ballot Amendment Question 2B, which addresses lease issues at Las Colonias Park; Proposition CC, which allows the state to retain surplus TABOR revenue; Proposition DD, a tax on sports betting to fund state water projects; and a Grand Junction debt question to fund road improvements.
Scroll down the home page at gjsentinel.com and look at the right rail to vote in the poll.
While you're visiting the site, check out a new video on the Little Mermaid Ballet, which opens this weekend at the Avalon Theatre. There are also galleries full of the week's best photos for news and sports, as well as a story from veteran Sentinel photographer Chris Tomlinson on the best places to spot fall foliage.
And in case you missed it, check out the sports story on Dagan Rienks. The former Paonia standout is a key player for the Colorado Mesa football team this year. He's have a great season while also dealing with the difficult news that his father, Scott, is battling cancer.