A new PPP (D) poll
of the Colorado governor's race shows the Democratic mayor of Denver John Hickenlooper out in front -- with or without third-party candidate Tom Tancredo in the mix. In a one-on-one match-up with Republican nominee Dan Maes, who won last night's GOP primary, Hickenlooper leads 50%-38%. With Tancredo in the race, Hickenlooper leads with 48%, Maes 23%, and Tancredo 22%.
As past polling has shown
, the addition of Tancredo effectively splits the GOP vote, giving Hickenlooper a considerable advantage.
Hickenlooper's 50% favorable rating also tops those of his opponents. Only 23% of voters have a favorable impression of Maes, and 27% view Tancredo favorably.
Without Tancredo in the race, the TPM Poll Average shows Hickenlooper ahead 46.2%-41.6%. There hasn't been enough polling of a three-way Hickenlooper-Maes-Tancredo contest to develop a TPM Poll Average.
The PPP poll has a margin of error of Â±3.1 percentage points. Check out TPMDC's full coverage of the race here.