Speed Reads

2014 midterms

Poll: Republicans on track to pick up Colorado Senate seat

Another poll shows Democratic Sen. Mark Udall trailing in his re-election bid in Colorado, with Quinnipiac University showing the incumbent down by five points against Republican Rep. Cory Gardner.

Gardner has 46 percent support, followed by Udall with 41 percent, plus another 6 percent for independent candidate Steve Shogan. The survey of likely voters was conducted from Oct. 15 to 21, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

"The needle is barely moving for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner in a Senate race with potential national consequences," said Quinnipiac's assistant poll director Tim Malloy. He also added: "Sen. Udall still trails in the matchup and, perhaps more troubling, in favorability among Colorado voters who are positioned to shift control of the Senate."