The Madeleine Brand Show for August 8, 2012

Will Colorado swing to Obama or Romney in November?

President Obama Announces New Rules For Student Loan Payback

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets college students after speaking at the University of Colorado Denver campus in Denver, Colorado.

Mitt Romney Campaigns In Colorado

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on August 2, 2012 in Golden, Colorado. One day after returning from a six-day overseas trip to England, Israel and Poland, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Colorado before heading to Nevada.

The upcoming November election for President will hinge on swing states that both candidates are focusing on to secure the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the presidency. One such state is Colorado, where new polls out today from Quinnipiac College, CBS and the New York Times show candidate Mitt Romney leading President Obama by 5 points.

Other polls have shown the President holding a lead in Colorado, who is campaigning in the state today. President Obama won Colorado by nearly 9 percent in 2008. Now, according to this new poll, he's trailing Romney.


Floyd Ciruli, President of Ciruli Associtates, an independent polling firm

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