Mitt Romney

Johnson a Bigger Threat to Obama Than Romney in Colorado

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

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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.