March 8 2010, 10:34 AM
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has more money than his Democratic opponent, Andrew Romanoff. He also has more endorsements and more support from the state's elite, insider Democrats. Still, The Denver Post reports, Romanoff persists, campaigning nonstop. And as the crucial precinct caucuses approach, he's looking pretty good. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows Romanoff in a "virtual tie" with presumed Republican frontrunner Jane Norton, and Bennet trails by nine points, notes the Denver Business Journal. "Bennet’s continuing inability to gain ground suggests that incumbency is one of his biggest problems," according to the Rasmussen report. "Voter unhappiness with the national health-care plan championed by President Obama and with the continuing bad economy is causing problems for a number of incumbent Democrats." Seventeen percent of voters view Romanoff favorably; 19 percent unfavorably, adds Politico, which also points out that Bennet is viewed favorably by 16 percent of voters and 26 percent view him unfavorably.