Candidates Duke it Out in Colorado

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If Democrats take back The White House this year, voters in Colorado may lead the way.

Colordado has voted Republican in nine of the last 10 presidential elections. But now the Boulder State is trending blue.

Currently, Colorado polls give Barack Obama a five to six point lead in this key Rocky Mountain State, and the campaign schedules of both candidates leave no doubt that this is a 2008 battleground.

"I like his stance on health care," said Jerry, an Obama supporter. "I like his stance on the situation we find ourselves in Iraq. I like his stance on what he may be able to do for the economy."

David, another Obama backer, says he's turned off by what he sees as McCain's negative campaigning. Healthcare is a big issue as well.

"Everyone should have a right in this country to affordable health care," David said. "And I don't think you can find anybody in this country who disagrees with that."

But John McCain, who barnstormed in Colorado this weekend, has sizable support as well.

"The taxes and conservative values and just the general demeanor, and as far as the war on terror and all that stuff, I trust John McCain much more than Barack Obama," said Max, a McCain supporter.

Cookie also backs the McCain-Palin ticket, "because I believe what they say, I agree with what they say, and I do not want to live in a socialistic society."

Cookie cites the same issues as Obama supporters, but she believes McCain and Sarah Palin will do a better job.

"Of course, the economy, the war, my grandchildren's future - and I think they are the ones that will address these issues and do what they can to remedy what they can in this term, or at least get us started," Cookie said.

One thing both sides can agree on: They're ready for Election Day.

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