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2012 Projections


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General Information

Election Timeline

  • February 7, 2012 - Presidential caucuses
  • April 2, 2012- Deadline to file for candidacy
  • June 26, 2012 - Primary elections (non-presidential)
  • November 6, 2012 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates

    Conservative Ranking

    Colorado is the 23rd least conservative state, voting 1.68% less Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend

    Based on voting patterns since 1992, Colorado is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking

    Colorado ranks 33rd among the 50 states.

    Projected Races
    Click on a race for details

    Presidential Race

    Barack Obama - inc  vs.  Mitt Romney

    Senate Race

    No race in 2012

    Governor Race

    No race in 2012

    Competitive House Races

  • District 3:  Scott Tipton - inc  vs.  Salvatore Pace, II
  • District 6:  Mike Coffman - inc  vs.  Joe Miklosi
  • Other House Races

    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Dianna DeGette (D)-inc vs. Danny Stroud (R)
  • District 2:  Jared Polis (D)-inc vs. Kevin Lundberg (R)
  • District 4:  Cory Gardner (R)-inc vs. Brandon Shaffer (D)
  • District 5:  Doug Lamborn (R)-inc  (unopposed)
  • District 7:  Edwin Perlmutter (D)-inc vs. Joseph Coors, Jr. (R) - possibly competitive
    Additional Information
    Current Partisan Breakdown
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 DEM
      Representatives 4 GOP, 3 DEM
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      Lt. Governor DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 15 GOP, 20 DEM
      State House - GOP control 33 GOP, 32 DEM

    Current Office Holders

  • Governor:  John Hickenlooper (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2014
  • Lt. Governor:  Joseph Garcia (D) - 1st term, tied to Governor
  • Senior Senator:  Mark Udall (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2014
  • Junior Senator:  Michael Bennet (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2016
  • House District 1:  Dianna Degett (D) - 8th term
  • House District 2:  Jared Polis (D) - 2nd term
  • House District 3:  Scott Tipton (R) - 1st term
  • House District 4:  Cory Gardner (R) - 1st term
  • House District 5:  Doug Lamborn (R) - 3rd term
  • House District 6:  Mike Coffman (R) - 2nd term
  • House District 7:  Ed Perlmutter (D) - 3rd term
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot

      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010

    President Mod R -- Weak R -- Mod D --

    Class 2 -- Weak R -- -- Strong D --
    Class 3 -- -- Weak D -- -- Weak D

    Governor -- Solid R -- Strong D -- Solid D

    House 3 GOP
    3 DEM
    5 GOP
    2 DEM
    4 GOP
    3 DEM
    3 GOP
    4 DEM
    2 GOP
    5 DEM
    4 GOP
    3 DEM
    CD-1 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-2 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-3 Solid R Solid R Weak D Solid D Solid D Weak R
    CD-4 Solid R Strong R Mod R Weak R Strong D Strong R
    CD-5 Solid D Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-6 Strong R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-7 NA Weak R Strong R Strong D Solid D Strong D
    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%

    Colorado Race Tracking
    Barack Obama - inc
    Mitt Romney
    Projected Winner
    House District 3
    Scott Tipton - inc
    Salvatore Pace, II
    Projected Winner
    House District 6
    Mike Coffman - inc
    Joe Miklosi
    Projected Winner
    2012 Elections On Demand

    Presidential Races


    Senate & Governor Races


    Competitive House Races

    Special Thanks To:

    Charlie Cook
    Cook Political

    Congressional Quarterly
    CQ Politics

    D.C. Finegold Sachs
    DC's Political Report

    Dave Leip
    U.S. Election Atlas

    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report

    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball

    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers

    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America

    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre

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