The latest Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey of Colorado voters finds Democratic Senator Michael Bennet with a seven-point lead over Republican Joe O’Dea, 49% to 42%. Five percent are undecided. With undecided voters’ support accounted for, Bennet’s lead expands to eight points, leading 51% to 43%. Since September, Bennet has gained three percentage points, and O’Dea has gained six percentage points. 

Spencer Kimball, Executive Director of Emerson College Polling, noted: “Men are evenly split between Bennet and O’Dea with 45% apiece. However, women voters drive Bennet’s lead, they break for the Senator over O’Dea 53% to 39%.”

Democratic Governor Jared Polis holds a 14-point lead over Republican Heidi Ganahl, leading 54% to 40%. Three percent are undecided. With undecided voters’ support accounted for, Ganahl gains one percentage point, trailing 54% to 41%. Since September, Polis has lost one percentage point and Ganahl has gained four percentage points. 

President Biden holds a 49% disapproval in Colorado, while 44% approve of the job he is doing. In a hypothetical 2024 presidential election between President Biden and former President Trump, 47% would vote for Biden and 39% for Trump. Eleven percent would support someone else. 


The Emerson College Polling/The Hill Colorado poll was conducted October 26-29, 2022. The sample consisted of very likely voters, n=1,000, with a Credibility Interval (CI), similar to a poll’s margin of error (MOE) of +/- 3.02 percentage points. The data sets were weighted by gender, age, education, region, and race/ethnicity based on 2022 turnout modeling. It is important to remember that subsets based on gender, age, education, and race/ethnicity carry with them higher margins of error, as the sample size is reduced. Data was collected using cell phones via SMS-to-web, an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system of landlines, and an online panel.