DENVER - A new poll shows just 45 percent of Colorado voters want Democratic Gov. John Hickenloooper re-elected next year and half of voters disapprove of his stance on new gun laws and the death penalty.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Friday says Hickenlooper's approval rating is 48 percent and he's narrowly ahead of potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo. Hickenlooper leads the former congressman 46 to 45 percent.
Hickenlooper signed new gun laws this year, including more background checks and limits on ammunition magazine sizes. He granted an indefinite stay of execution to Nathan Dunlap, who killed four people at a Chuck E. Cheese in 1993.
The poll of 1,184 registered voters was taken from Aug. 15-21 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.