Poll: Mark Udall and Cory Gardner in dead heat in Colorado Senate race

DENVER - A new poll shows Senator Mark Udall is in a dead heat against Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner.

The poll conducted by Quinnipiac University shows 45 percent of those surveyed favored Udall, while 44 percent favored Gardner. While Udall has a slight lead, it's in the margin of error of +/-2.7 percentage points.

Both candidates are leading within their own parties and seeing very little support from the opposing party, according to the poll.

When questioned, 90 percent of Democrats favored Udall, while only seven percent of Republicans were voting for him.

Gardner saw similar results, with 88 percent of Republicans supporting him and only three percent of Democrats.

Gardner had a slight lead among independent voters with 43 percent supporting him and 41 percent supporting Udall.

"In a race that is both too close to call and one of the prime targets for Republicans trying to take back the Senate, Colorado Sen. Mark Udall might best focus on one predominant concern - the economy," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,298 registered voters between April 15 and 21 for this poll. Voters were conducted via land lines and cell phones.

See the poll results on Quinnipiac University's website.

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