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SHOWDOWN STATES: COLORADO
The Candidates:
• George W. Bush
• John Kerry
• Ralph Nader
• Third Parties
Showdown States:
The Conventions:
• Democratic
• Republican


Sampling error: +/-4% points
Early voting opens in four states; new Colorado poll
Gallup.com: Showdown state poll details external link
Colorado poll roundup
COOK ELECTORAL RATING - LEANS BUSH
The Cook Political Report rates each state's leaning in the Electoral College based upon a canvas of at least four top strategists for each party. As of October 21, Colorado was changed from Toss Up to Leans Bush because the strategists almost universally agreed this is where it belonged.
Cook's U.S. electoral map
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BUSH/CHENEY
5 Bush visits since March 3
Oct. 25 - BUSH: BUSH: Rally, Greeley
Oct. 23 - CHENEY: Rally, Grand Junction
Oct. 11-12 - BUSH: Rallies, Morrison, Colorado Springs
KERRY/EDWARDS
7 Kerry visits since March 3
Oct. 23 - KERRY: Rally, Pueblo
Oct. 12 - EDWARDS: Town hall, Commerce City
Oct. 6-7 - KERRY: Debate prep, Englewood
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BUSH/CHENEY
$346,338
October 21-27
KERRY/EDWARDS
$383,374
October 21-27
9



Centennial State

Estimated 4,550,688 in 2003

Bush (51%) defeated Gore (42%) by 145,521 votes.
Presidential voting history

Colorado voters will decide on Election Day whether to change from a winner-takes-all approach to one tied to the state's overall popular vote. If approved, Colorado's nine electoral votes would immediately fall under the new system.
Electoral College explainer




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