WASHINGTON – Democrat Jason Crow has a comfortable lead over GOP Rep. Mike Coffman in the contest for Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District, according to a poll released Thursday.
The New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll found that 47 percent of the respondents said they support Crow, compared with 38 percent who said they support Coffman. Nine percent said they are not sure which candidate they support.
The live poll surveyed 506 respondents and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
Crow, 39, is a attorney and combat veteran. He has never held public office.
Coffman, 63, has served in Congress since 2009. He is considered a moderate Republican. Coffman is a strong proponent of immigration reform and has been highly critical of the Trump administration’s policy of separating undocumented families at the southern border.
The district encompasses much of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area.
Democrat Hillary Clinton won the district by 9 points in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Recent polls said Democrats will exceed the 23-seat threshold needed for the party to retake the House.
Democrats are concentrating resources on affluent suburban-swing districts like CO-6.