With exactly a week before Election Day, President Barack Obama got some good news in a recent survey about Colorado from Project New America/Grove Insight.
According to the latest PNA survey, Obama leads Romney in Colorado by three points with 48 percent of likely voters saying they support Obama to 45 percent supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
One of the voter groups that continues to fuel Obama's lead over Romney in the Centennial State are women. Although the gender gap is less pronounced than it was earlier in the race, Obama still leads with women by 5 points (49/44). Obama also leads with men in the PNA/Grove survey, but it's much closer -- 47 percent of men support Obama, 46 percent support Romney.
Project New America points to two key questions they asked the likely voters as to why Obama continues to hold an edge in the state -- 45 percent of Coloradans think the President has "the steadiness and judgement to be Commander-in-Chief" (42 percent name Romney) as well as 44 percent say the President will "work to re-build the middle class economy" (43 percent name Romney).
Both candidates are tied with the final question -- "Who does it better describe: You can't really believe what he says?" -- with respondents giving both Obama and Romney 39 percent.
The Huffington Post's Pollster model, currently tracking 48 polls, shows a much tighter race with Obama leading Romney by a single percentage point 48.1 percent to 47.1 percent:
Nationally, the Pollster model currently tracking 554 polls, gives Romney a less-than one-point lead over Obama, 47.6 percent to 46.9 percent:
The PNA survey showing an Obama lead in Colorado lines up closely with the most recent Public Policy Polling survey in Colorado which gave Obama a four-point lead in the state, 51 percent to 47 percent. And although showing a tighter race, it also echoes the results of the most recent Purple Strategies poll in Colorado which gave Obama a one-point lead, 47 percent to 46 percent.
All of these polls came in before Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast and there is no telling how, or if, the storm and the candidates' response to it will affect the rapidly approaching election.