According to Ciruli's poll, Udall has 36 percent of voter support and Schaffer 35 percent, with 9 percent hoping someone else will join the race and 21 percent undecided.
Of course, the Rocky got comments from both camps, with the most interesting comment from the Mark Udall camp:
Mike Melanson, Udall's campaign manager, said Schaffer is having trouble with his Republican base because he opposed Referendum C, a measure approved by voters to shore up the state budget and had support from many Republicans, including business leaders.
We suspect that this is wishful thinking. This writer voted for Refs C and D and has come to regret it. It passed with 52%, which isn't a big margin. If C and D were up again, and they may well be in 2010, it isn't certain that either would pass. Further, if Bill Ritter hooks his star to tax increases, as he seems to be doing, it isn't certain that he would win reelection.