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Carson Leads GOP Field in Colorado

Ben Carson is the leading Republican candidate in Colorado, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University.

Carson secured 25 percent of the Republican vote, Marco Rubio came in second with 19 percent, while Doanld Trump rounded out in third with 17 percent.

The Hill reports:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ranks fourth with 14 percent, making him the last GOP presidential candidate with double-digit support in Colorado.

Eleven percent of Colorado’s Republican voters, Quinnipiac reported, remain undecided on their voter in 2016.

Pollsters found that Carson receives high favorability ratings in Colorado, with 49 percent having a favorable impression of him versus 30 percent seeing him unfavorably.

Trump, in contrast, scores a 34 percent favorability rating, contrasted with a 58 percent unfavorability score.

Rubio is also well-liked among Centennial State Republicans, grabbing 46 percent favorability and 25 percent unfavorability ratings.

Colorado’s Republicans are almost evenly divided on Carson’s leadership qualities, however.

Quinnipiac found that 45 percent believe he has strong leadership qualities, with another 44 percent stating he does not.

Trump garners 58 percent on strong leadership qualities versus 39 percent believing the opposite.

Quinnipiac conducted its latest sampling of 474 Republicans in Colorado via cell and landline phone interviews from Nov. 11-15. It has a 4.5 percent margin of error.

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