President Obama has slightly expanded his lead in Colorado, according to a new survey released Thursday from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling. Obama gets 51 percent of likely voters to Romney's 47 percent in their new poll, a small tick up from the 50 percent to 47 percent advantage the president held over Romney in PPP's polling from a week ago. From their analysis:
Colorado voters think Obama was the winner of Monday night's debate by a 51/38 margin, and it seems to be having a positive impact on his approval numbers. 51% of voters give him good marks to 47% who disapprove, up from a 49/49 spread last week. Romney's favorability numbers are unchanged from a week ago with 48% of voters rating him favorably and 49% unfavorably. Voters trust Obama more on both the economy (50/46) and Libya (53/44) than they do Romney.
Obama has a 51/43 lead with independents. Beyond that his advantage is being driven by large margins with women (54/44), Hispanics (65/34), and young voters (60/35). Romney's main areas of support are with men (49/47), whites (52/46), and seniors (56/41).