Colorado Poll: Gary Johnson Gets 13 Percent, As Hillary Clinton Narrowly Leads Donald Trump

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The presidential contest for Colorado’s nine electoral votes is getting tighter as Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump with 41 percent to 36 percent, according to a Magellan Strategies poll of 500 likely voters poll released Thursday. But Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has the support of 13 percent of likely voters, followed by Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein. The poll had 6 percent of respondents as undecided. The Magellan poll shows a much tighter race than at the end of July, when the Clinton campaign capped its local TV ad buys, a move taken to mean that the campaign was confident enough in a Colorado to shift resources elsewhere. “The difference this election cycle compared to 2012 is that the Democratic candidate does not have as many unaffiliated voters in her column,” wrote David Flaherty, the CEO of Magellan Strategies, which conducted the poll Aug. 29 to Aug. 31. Two other polls validated that judgement, showing the former first lady with double-digit leads–then. The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist College poll, conducted Aug. 4 through Aug. 10, had Clinton leading Trump with 46 percent to his 32 percent. The Quinnipiac University poll, conducted Aug. 9 through Aug. 16, showed Clinton with a 10 point