Udall barely clings to lead

What does it say about an incumbent senator when he can't poll above 50% in an election year?

Maybe it says he's a puppet for the Obama agenda, a shill for environmental extremists, and a thrall for the national left, not an independent voice for Colorado. (photo from Denverjeffrey

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SOURCE: The Washington Post

Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) each hold single-digit leads over their Republican competitors for U.S. Senate, a new poll released Tuesday shows.

The NBC News/Marist poll shows Peters leading former secretary of state Terri Lynn Land (R) 43 percent to 37 percent. In Colorado, Udall leads Rep. Cory Gardner (R) 48 percent to 41 percent.

Udall is boosted by double-digit leads among women (+12) and Latinos (+31). Meanwhile, President Obama's image continues to be a worry for Democrats: His approval rating stands at just 40 percent in both states. Obama won Colorado and Michigan in 2012.

Gardner and Udall are officially the nominees of their respective parties. In Michigan, Peters and Land are widely expected to win nomination next month.

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