Most voters surveyed in a new poll oppose Amendment 68, the slots-for-schools ballot measure, but strongly support Proposition 104, which would require school district-union contract negotiations to be held in the public.
The survey was done by Suffolk University and USA Today.
Results from the survey found that about 23 percent support Amendment 68, while 67 percent oppose it and 10 percent were undecided.
On Proposition 104, 64 percent support, 22 percent opposed and 14 percent are undecided.
Both sides of the Amendment 68 debate (basically opposing casino interests) have advertised heavily on Colorado TV stations and websites, but the Proposition 104 campaigns have been under the radar.
The latest poll results are in line with an earlier Suffolk/USA Today poll and with what political insiders have reported about private polling.
The university surveyed 500 Colorado adults who said they were very likely to vote or had already voted, and the poll was conducted by telephone October 18-21. The margin of error is plus or minus about 5 percent.
The survey also gauged voter opinion on several other Colorado races. See the news release for more information.
For full background on the two measures and other election contests of interest to education, see Chalkbeat Colorado’s Education Voter’s Guide.