President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are tied in Colorado, according to new poll from NBC News and Marist College. Obama and Romney both get 48 percent of likely voters in a large sample of 1,128 Coloradans, reached by both landline and cell phone. From NBC's FirstRead blog:
In Colorado, Obama is not hitting his mark with white voters, and is now losing suburban Denver voters as well as independents to Romney, who has also closed the gender gap versus the president. Enthusiasm among young voters has also fallen off for the president.
Men and women alike in Denver's suburbs have shifted toward Romney; a month ago, Obama led by 18 points among Denver suburban women, an advantage that closed to 3 percent in the most recent poll. Romney has expanded his lead among Denver's suburban men from 6 points last month to 13 points in this week's poll.
Other polls of Colorado fro Democratic-leaning firms released Thursday showed President Obama ahead in the state.