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Obama not secure in Colorado, says former Democratic Party chair


With polls showing Colorado and its nine electoral votes a toss-up between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a former Democratic chairman made headlines last week when he told the Associated Press that the Centennial State ???is the worst [swing] state??? for the Democratic president.

Floyd Ciruli, a former chairman of the state Democratic Party and independent pollster said that the president, ???[S]hould be doing better and he isn???t. ???It???s the worst [swing] state of the bunch for him; isn???t that amazing? It???s the place we thought he could use as a model.???

Ciruli???s withering assessment comes two years after Colorado defied the national Republican trend by electing Democrats John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet as governor and U.S. senator respectively.