President Barack Obama holds a 4-point lead over Mitt Romney in Colorado, according to a new poll released Friday.
The survey, released jointly by-state progressive firm Keating Research and Onsight Public Affairs, shows Obama earning the support of 48 percent of likely voters in Colorado, while Romney trails with 44 percent. Conducted August 21-22 — over a week after Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate — the poll indicates that the addition of the House Budget Committee chairman has not given the Republican ticket much of a bump in the state, the pollsters argue.
“Clearly, Romney’s choice of Ryan as his running mate has not provided an impact on the Presidential race in Colorado,” said Chris Keating, president and founder of Keating Research.
Obama's lead in the poll is due in no small part to his strength among Colorado women and Latinos, among whom he leads Romney by 10 and 33 points respectively.
The PollTracker Average currently shows Colorado leaning toward Obama, who leads Romney, 48.7 percent to 44.7 percent.