Colorado Senate Race: Gender divide plays big role in Buck vs. Bennet Staff
Posted: Oct 28, 2010 4:46 PM
Though polls say voters in Colorado are evenly divided between GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck and his Democrat opponent, Sen. Michael Bennet, both certainly have groupies. And while the margins vary, the supporters break down in much the same way they did in Colorado's 2004 and 2008 U.S. Senate campaigns: Urbanites, minorities and young people tend to favor Democrats. Older, white, rural voters usually turn out more for Republicans.

But in a midterm year such as this one, where frustration with Washington is high, legions of people are unemployed or under-employed, and Tea Party fervor has galvanized the GOP base, Bennet has had to aggressively court a very important voter bloc: women.