Buck Up, Colorado!

The president has campaigned hard to try to keep leftist Michael Bennet in his newly appointed senate seat in Colorado. But the president doesn't have the sway.

With a month to go until Election Day, Republican Ken Buck has begun to separate himself from incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet in the Colorado Senate race.

The latest Denver Post/SurveyUSA poll, which shows Buck ahead by five points, 48 to 43, comes on the heels of two polls released in the last week by McClatchy/Marist and Rasmussen Reports each showing the Weld County District Attorney ahead by eight points. Buck currently tops Bennet in the RCP Average by 6.5 percent.

We were told that Ken Buck was one of those Tea Party extremists who would blow the seat for the GOP.

Though Bennet and the national Democratic Party have worked to paint Buck as an extremist, Buck enjoys a 5-to-3 advantage among unaffiliated voters. He also has managed to maintain a higher favorability rating than the incumbent. Thirty-seven percent of voters view Buck favorably while 30 percent have a favorable view of Bennet. An equal number of voters (44 percent) have an unfavorable view of both candidates.