Polls

Polling Firm Withheld Numbers Showing Colo. Recall Succeeding

It didn't believe them, but the numbers turned out to be close to correct

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Public Policy Polling admitted Wednesday that it decided to not release a poll earlier this week showing a Colorado lawmaker being recalled by a wide margin, saying the firm did not believe the results.

State Sen. Angela Giron was voted out 56 percent to 44 percent, along with the state senate leader John Morse, in a recall election Tuesday night that was triggered by their support of gun control measures.

On Wednesday, the left-leaning polling firm released results from a poll it took over the weekend, which showed Giron being recalled 54 percent to 42 percent, a 12-point spread that matched actual results. PPP said it withheld the poll, not believing the margin.