Add another Senate race to the tossup list: Colorado.
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, trailing Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican, by 2 percentage points, 44-42 percent. By a 49-40 margin, voters say Udall does not deserve to be re-elected.
A new poll that shows former Congressman Bob Beauprez up by 1 percentage point over Gov. John Hickenlooper has Republicans believing they can wrest the Colorado governor’s office from Democrats in November.
I know that conventional wisdom says that both Gardener and Beauprez have shots, but I’ll believe it when I see them actually sworn into office. I’ve been disappointed too often with these close races, which generally seem to end up close enough for the Democrats to steal.