Just 38 percent of Coloradans believe Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet deserves to remain in the Senate, according to a new poll.
Despite a huge gap in name recognition and fundraising, Republican Senate nominee Darryl Glenn is only trailing Bennet by 6 points in the survey released by Harper Polling.
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Bennet is ahead 46 to 40 percent, while only 38 percent said the Democrat has "performed his job as U.S. Senator well enough to deserve re-election." Respondents who described themselves as independent believe "it’s time to give a new person a chance" by a margin of 36 to 28 percent.
Glenn, an Air Force veteran and El Paso county commissioner, has a net favorability rating of 24 to 14 percent but remains unknown to the majority of voters.
Bennet’s lead is narrow considering his fundraising advantage. Bennet has $6.1 million cash on hand compared to just over $50,000 for Glenn.
Harper Polling surveyed 500 general election likely voters between July 7 and July 9. The poll also showed Hillary Clinton with a 45 to 48 percent lead over Donald Trump, though Clinton’s unfavorable rating is higher than the presumptive Republican nominee at 57 percent.