DENVER

Hancock Leads By 10 Points In New Mayoral Poll

05/31/2011 04:18 pm ET | Updated Jul 31, 2011

In a new poll conducted by telephone, City Councilman Michael Hancock is leading opponent Chris Romer in the race to be Denver's next mayor.

The Denver Post/9News poll conducted by Survey USA shows Hancock receiving 49 percent pledged support and Romer with 39 percent pledged support, with 11 percent still undecided.

Ballots for the mayoral runoff will be counted one week from today on Tuesday June 7.

In an email Romer released today to supporters, Romer said:

This race is very tight. A recent Denver Post poll was flawed in many ways, but it correctly identified that a strong Get Out The Vote (GOTV) program can define this race. Our internal polling shows us with a 2-1 lead with Latino voters and in numerous neighborhoods.

Turnout however, remains poor.

As of Monday May 31, the Colorado Elections Division reports 256,130 outstanding unreturned mail ballots out of the total 300,053 ballots issued.

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