The new Fox News poll of the Colorado gubernatorial race shows Democratic Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper continuing to lead the race, thanks to a split conservative vote between the gaffe-prone Republican nominee Dan Maes and Constitution Party nominee Tom Tancredo, a former Republican Congressman. Furthermore, Tancredo has for the moment definitely overtaken Maes as the alternative to the Dem.
The numbers: Hickenlooper 44%, Tancredo 34%, and Maes at only 15%. The survey of likely voters has a ±3% margin of error.
Amazing. Hickenlooper is dead in the water, stuck at mid-forties for weeks now. Tancredo is gaining rapidly.
It's still Hickenlooper's to lose, but Tancredo has an outside shot at pulling this off.
And if Maes continues to plummet and falls below 10%, I believe Republicans would be classified under Colorado election law as a "minor party" until the next election.
Reminds me of the 2004 Virginia Beach mayoral election (biggest city in the Commonwealth.) Democrat won with 49%, Libertarian got 43%, Republican got 6%.