Election 2022

Lauren Boebert could lose: Poll finds her in “statistical tie” with opponent

Adam Frisch/Rep. Lauren Boebert
Adam Frisch/Rep. Lauren BoebertPhoto: Campaign/Gage Skidmore

Democratic candidate for Colorado’s Third Congressional District Adam Frisch is “statistically tied” with the incumbent – and anti-LGBTQ extremist – Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).

A new poll conducted from September 29 to October 2 found that 47% of likely voters in the district support Boebert while 45% support Frisch, well within the 4.4% margin of error in the Keating Research poll.

The last poll of the district in July found that Boebert was ahead 49%-42%, showing strong movement in favor of the Democratic challenger.

“With Boebert under 50%, that means she is vulnerable to losing this race,” Chris Keating of Keating Research told Axios.

Colorado’s Third is largely rural and is made up of most of the west and the south of the state. It leans Republican, although it has sent many Democrats to Congress in the last century, including former Congressmember and current state Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar from 2004 to 2010. The district includes Democratic strongholds like Pueblo and Aspen, which keep it competitive.

Frisch and Boebert debated last month and a local Democratic pundit called Boebert “a joke” and “a clown” because of her debate performance. This was partly due to her attacking the debate moderator for tweeting support for a Democrat several years prior and also for making the entire debate about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Democratic strategist Andy Boian criticized Republican commentator Michael Fields who appeared on TV with him, whose only comment on the debate itself was that he didn’t like the moderator.

“Literally the only argument that Michael has is that we should have better moderators,” Boian said. “[Rep.] Marjorie Taylor Greene is a joke. Both should be voted out. I don’t think, unfortunately, Boebert is going to be voted out this time, but the only response Republicans have is we should look at the moderator? I mean, give me a break. You’ve got to look at the actual person in the job doing the work.”

“He has no defense for Lauren Boebert. She is a clown.”

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