Unaffiliated voters in Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) district are saying that they’re tired of her antics.
“I don’t like the way she behaves in Congress,” said 70-year-old Marilyn Morris of Pueblo. “That is not respectful, and I wouldn’t vote for her for that reason alone.”
“She’s lying all the time, so I just don’t trust her.”
Several Colorado newspapers, including The Colorado Sun, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, and The Aspen Times interviewed people all over Boebert’s district to see what unaffiliated voters think of her. In her district, 31% of voters are registered Republicans, 24% are Democrats, and 44% are unaffiliated.
And their comments were blistering.
“I think Boebert is kind of crazy,” 59-year-old Richard Hirano of Craig said. “But I don’t think the other party has any better options.”
“I just think she’s sometimes off the deep end,” he continued. “She sounds like she’s trying to push that we need to be ruled by religious belief.”
Stephanie Cooper, 39, of Grand Junction said that she has “conservative values” but will write in a candidate rather than support Boebert.
“I just feel like she’s more focused on attention than getting stuff done,” she said.
“I think she cares more about her persona than she does actually making a difference in this world,” said 38-year-old Anthony Medved of Durango, adding that Boeebert is giving his state and country a “terrible look.”
“She needs to be removed from her responsibilities and I will be encouraging anyone I talk to to vote against her and her radical thoughts and actions,” he said.
Some of the voters they talked to were more supportive of Boebert, including 44-year-old Joshua Burt of Rangely who said that Boeebrt was “a little too extreme” but that he wants Republicans to be like her and oppose people who “push pornography into our schools,” something that isn’t happening.
“She’s done amazing, I love her stand on our gun rights,” he said. “And I love the fact that she keeps calling out these [expletive] morons for what they are.”
Colorado’s Third Congressional District is generally conservative and Boebert had a lead of seven points and two points in Keating Research polls conducted in July and September, respectively. A poll conducted by Center Street PAC – a centrist organization – showed Boebert’s opponent Adam Frisch ahead by five points.
FiveThirtyEight rates Boebert as “highly favored” to win.
The Durango Herald, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, The Ouray County Plaindealer, and The Rio Blanco Herald Times also contributed to the report.