One of the most controversial (and useless) Republicans in Congress is on the verge of losing her seat, according to a new poll.
Axios reports that the race between Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is now statistically tied with her Democratic challenger, Adam Frisch. The election is now just 34 days away.
Boebert received support from 47% of likely voters, while Democrat Adam Frisch landed at 45% — making the race a statistical tie within the ±4.4 percentage point margin of error.
7% of voters are undecided, per the poll.
Even more surprising is that Frisch has gained ground in just a few months time, putting him well within range of beating Boebert.
The survey, taken Sept. 2–Oct. 2 by Keating Research, a Democratic firm and one of the most accurate pollsters in Colorado, represents a 5-point swing toward Frisch. In July, Boebert held a 49%-42% advantage.
Unaffiliated voters — those not aligned with a major political party — strongly dislike Boebert, who’s known for her Christian nationalist rhetoric, opposition to bipartisan legislation, and lighting rod remarks about guns and immigration. Those voters are shifting toward Frisch as the election progresses, pollsters said.
What does this mean for an incumbent in a year that is supposed to be favorable for GOP candidates?
Chris Keating, president and founder of Keating Research, explained:
Boebert has been under scrutiny recently after a report came out suggesting that her neighbors in Colorado’s Third District wish she and her family would move elsewhere.
The Denver Post obtained recordings of the calls to police and report that Boebert’s neighbors said they feared for their lives at times because the Boebert clan “all have guns.”
Allegedly, Boebert’s husband, Jayson, is known to drink and drive: