New Poll Shows Beauprez Down Only 3 Points

Finally, Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez has something to be cheered about: a Wall Street Journal/Zogby poll released shows Beauprez trailing Democrat rival Bill Ritter by 3 points (margin of error +/- 4 points).

In light of two recent polls that showed a much more distinct advantage for Mr. Ritter, I wouldn’t stake my credibility on this survey signifying a huge momentum swing in the Republican’s favor. More polling data over the coming weeks will have to corroborate some sort of trend. At the same time, it has to be sobering news for the Ritter bandwagon and perhaps can energize the GOP base here in Colorado.

Yes, the Beauprez campaign got a late start. My druthers would have been to see a more aggressive and articulate campaign start, say, about Labor Day. But some have prematurely written off this race. An uphill battle for Beauprez? No doubt. Will he win? Not if the election were held today. Can he still do a lot of good for other GOP candidates in the state, if not give himself a chance to finish ahead of Ritter at the November 7 finish line? Yes.

One way or the other, my fellow Republicans, let’s not complain, but let’s get to work.

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