Do women love John Hickenlooper more than men hate him?
A new poll finds John Hickenlooper leading four Republican challengers in the 2014 governor's race. But the gender gap in the survey is more like a chasm, with men backing each of the GOP hopefuls but women favoring Hick by an even larger margin.
A photo of Tom Tancredo and a friend from his Facebook page.
We've got a numbers breakdown, supplemented with photos, a video and the complete results.
The poll, conducted by Quinnipac University, shows Hickenlooper leading former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who unsuccessfully ran for guv in 2010, by 47-40 percent -- two points less than last month, but by quite a bit more than in surveys last year:
Governor John Hickenlooper as seen at a 2013 press conference.
Ditto that for another ex-Congressman, Bob Beauprez, a comparatively new entrant into the fray -- hence the lack of figures from previous surveys. He's behind Hickenlooper by 48-39 percent....
Bob Beauprez and his wife Claudia with former President George H.W. Bush, in a photo from Beauprez's Facebook page.
Also part of the poll for the first time is former state senator Mike Kopp. Hickenlooper leads him by 47-38 percent....
Mike Kopp with GOP senatorial candidate Cory Gardner in a photo from Kopp's Facebook page.
Last year, plenty of political observers felt Hickenlooper's reelection bid was weakened by his decision not to bless the execution of convicted multiple-murderer Nathan Dunlap, and the Quinnipac survey shows the gun-control measures he supports remain generally unpopular. But if the Republican challengers can't carve away some of Hickenlooper's support among women in the next few months, or convince an even greater number of men to jump on board, they're still going to have a mighty tough time winning.
Here's a Quinnipac video about the results, followed by the complete document.
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More from our Politics archive circa June 2013: "Death penalty poll: Hickenlooper's decision to let Nathan Dunlap live loses nearly 3-1."