Johnson a Bigger Threat to Obama Than Romney in Colorado

The Libertarian Party candidate is hindering Obama's progress in the swing state.


Although his job approval rating is down and Mitt Romney's favorability rating is ticking up, President Barack Obama still leads in Colorado, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows the president leading Romney among likely Colorado voters, 49 percent to 43 percent. In a three-way match-up between Obama, Romney and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, the president's lead over Romney shrinks to 4 points, 46 percent to 42 percent. Johnson picks up 6 percent support, much stronger than he has performed in other polls and perhaps an indication that the former Republican New Mexico governor poses a greater threat to Obama than Romney in Colorado.