For Immediate Release: August 15, 2012
Contact: Linsey Pecikonis(202) 746-8426
Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
Voters in Colorado 6
District Concerned With Ryan’s Voucher
President Barack Obama Maintains Lead in Swing State; Miklosi within StrikingDistance
Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll numbers showing that likely voters in
District overwhelmingly oppose Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan’s plan to turn
Medicare into a voucher plan.The plan
laid out in Ryan’s
proposed budget passed by the House of Representatives this year, scraps Medicare aswe know it and creates a voucher program. Republican Mike Coffman, voted for the budget to end Medicare.When polled the week of August 7
, likely voters in the Sixth Congressional District overwhelmingly opposeturning Medicare into a voucher program.
Only 16% of likely voters support Medicare vouchers.
When asked if they would support a candidate who advocated transitioning Medicare into a voucher program, only 22% of likelyvoters said they would.President
Barack Obama maintains a lead over GOP candidate Mitt Romney by 9 points
with likely voters in
Congressional District. The margin of error for the poll is 3.6%, making his lead well outside themargin of error. Also, 51% of voters in the Sixth District overwhelmingly favor ending the Bush Tax Cuts for peopleearning over $250,000 a year.When likely voters were asked if the election were held today, which candidate they would vote for, DemocraticChallenger Joe Miklosi lands just outside the margin of error being behind Mike Coffman by 4 points. This is greatnews for Miklosi who still remains relatively unknown in the district. But Miklosi will see those numbers improvethe more voters get to know him
especially from women voters. Women see the Democratic party asoverwhelmingly better for their interests, with 63% saying that Democrats do a better job supporting women andonly 29% take the opposite position.This polling was conducted August 7
and is considered a strong indicator at how the Sixth CongressionalDistrict will swing 83 days out from the election.
Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America said
In Colorado, weknow that Democrat Joe Miklosi will give Rep. Coffman a run for his money. Mike Coffman has been wrong onhealthcare, his vote to end Medicare,
and no longer represents the needs of his district.
why Democracy for America supports Joe Miklosi and named his as one of our Dean Dozen. He
s a real progressive
and true leader for Colorado’s future.”
The polling was paid for by Democracy for America and was conducted August 7
in a survey of 669 likelyvoters in
Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District
with the margin of error falling to 3.6%. Earlier this month, JoeMiklosi was named one of the Dean Dozen. The Dean Dozen is DFA's highest tier of federal endorsement. It islimited to 12 total candidates running for either US House or US Senate and represents the races that DFA willexpend the greatest amount of resources on during the 2012 cycle.###
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