Jane Norton Slips In Latest Rasmussen Poll; Romanoff Continues To Rise

05/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rasmussen Reports released it's latest round of polling on the Colorado Senate race, and the news was not good for GOP front-runner Jane Norton. The former Lieutenant Governor from Grand Junction has seen her lead over both potential Democratic opponents shrink.

According to the Rasmussen survey, which was conducted March 2, and has a +/- 4.5% margin for error, Norton leads appointed incumbent Michael Bennet by 9 points, 48%-39%. A Rasmussen survey conducted in February showed her beating Bennet by 14 points.

Norton also slipped in a head-to-head matchup with Bennet's primary challenger, Andrew Romanoff. She leads Romanoff by just 2 points. This comes after February's survey showed her up by 7 points.

Norton has been criticized over the last several weeks for not speaking to the press, and waffling on issues. She also botched and answer to a question regarding a the jobs bill currently being considered in Congress.

Romanoff also made gains in a head-to-head matchup with other potential GOP candidates Ken Buck and Tom Wiens. Bennet's numbers against Wiens and Buck stayed relatively constant